th her wind and rain lashing South Florida Sunday morning, Hurricane Irma delivering a double barrel threat, destructive winds and life-threatening storm surges.
ma gained strength over warm waters and was set to make landfall in Florida on Sunday. Already battering the Keys, the National Hurricane Center says the Category 4 storm is on a path that would take it along the state's Gulf of Mexico coast.
And that has officials warning residents to get out of harm's way, prompting one of the largest evacuations in US history. More than 381,000 customers in Florida were already left without power. Irma was forecast to dump up to 25 inches of rain over parts of the state, which the National Hurricane Center says could cause flash floods and mud slides.
Catastrophic flooding for thousands of homes also a concern. With Governor Rick Scott warning of deadly storm surges up to 15 feet for low lying areas along the state's southwest coast.