Hurricane Irma officially touched ground in Florida on Sunday morning, rolling in as a Category 4 storm, according to Fox News.
The latest projections have said it’s expected Irma will reach Tampa Bay by the end of the day.
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In its 9:20 a.m. ET advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 20 miles east of Key West, with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, and headed northwest at 8 mph.
The storm made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys at 9:10 am ET, the NHC said. A wind gust of up to 106 mph was recently at the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key.
Fox News Meteorologist Adam Klotz commented Sunday that one of the biggest concerns is that some areas of Florida will see as much flooding as fifteen feet.