Tampa Bay waters get sucked backward ahead of Hurricane Irma

Irma brings fears of surge sewers and toxins to Tampa area

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The Florida Keys look to take a direct impact by daybreak on Sunday. "We have for 90 years avoided this day, but I think our day has come". While Scott does have plenty of practical advice and warnings for the good people of the Sunshine State, every single time he gets in front of a camera, he can't help but tell people that an effective form of hurricane defense is prayer.

"All of my family members made a decision to weather the storm", she said.

The reason Tampa Bay is so vulnerable is that the bay acts as a funnel for storm surges, forcing water into narrow channels with nowhere else to go.

"We're grateful that the brunt of the storm will miss us", he said.

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Those winds push waves toward shore, and, because they're pushing water inland so fast, they cause flooding.

The path of the storm, tracking the west coast of Florida, meant it might be less destructive than it would otherwise have been, Trump said, noting the next five or six hours would be critical. "Because as soon as the power went out, they have to run the generators and without gas, you can't run the generators". "Stay inside. Stay safe", he added.

He said first responders and law enforcement officers have been pulled in until the weather lets up. Search and rescue teams are also prepared if needed.

Boats at a marina in Coconut Grove as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami, Fla., on September 10, 2017.

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But on Saturday, all that changed when Irma's course shifted. It hit Tampa Bay on Sunday night. "Originally, my family wasn't going to do much preparation when it was headed down the east coast of the state".

"What happened was the storm continued - after interacting with Cuba - to move west-northwest", Jones said.

The challenges in the immediate aftermath of the storm will be many: Restoring across the state, removing debris from roads, dealing with possible fuel shortages, and making sure nursing home and hospital patients who were evacuated can safely return.

Jones warned that some Floridians "may not have power for a number of days, if not weeks". The incident occurred about 9:15 p.m. on Montcalm St.in the downtown borough of Ville Marie.

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Initial plans called for opening staging areas across the state, but now only centers in Greensboro and Asheville are planned. Construction sites will shut down and lane closures will reopen statewide as of 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) to aid traffic flow.

Waxing philosophical, Buckhorn quoted the boxer Mike Tyson, "Everybody has a plan - until you get punched in the face". "Most importantly we have got to save every life and we have got to make sure people understand it is still unsafe". "This is what we do".

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