Irma Slams the Keys; Florida’s Southwest Coast at Risk of Major Storm Surge
Infrared GOES-16 satellite image of Hurricane Irma as of 2:31 am EDT Sunday, September 10, 2017. GOES data are preliminary and non-operational. Image: RAMMB / CIRA@CSU
Irma spent nearly a full day from late Friday into Saturday scraping the north coast of Cuba and the barrier islands of the Cuban Keys. Initial reports showed widespread damage to coastal villages and resorts from Irma, which made landfall as Cuba’s first Category 5 storm in almost a century.