>> Hurricane Irma unleashing its full fury on Florida, Sunday, lashing the state's Gulf Coast with winds of up to 130 miles per hour and sending flood waters rushing into Downtown Miami. The massive storm toppling trees, dumping torrential rain, and snapping power lines, leaving more than two and a half million homes and businesses without power.
And usually, bustling Miami, residents who haven't fled the city hunker down as water rushed in among luxury high rises and two construction cranes collapsed. Andy Sullivan is following the story in Miami.>> All day long, we've been getting hammered by heavy winds gusting up to 100 miles an hour, touching off tornadoes across the region, and knocking down trees.
The rain has been steady, too. Some residents are being told not to flush their toilets or drink the tap water. Downtown streets are being turned to rivers from the storm surge. All of this, and we are hundreds of miles from the center of the storm. It's a testament to the raw power of this hurricane.
>> After barreling across the Florida Keys Sunday morning as a Category 4, Irma crept up the western shore of the Florida peninsula, making a second landfall at Marco Island, near the resort town of Naples. The storm downgraded, but leaving its mark throughout the state. Up north, the powerful forces of Irma pulled the water in Tampa Bay out to sea leaving mud and sand.
The storm which forced the biggest evacuation in Florida's history has killed at least 28 people since it began its rampage in the Caribbean. On Sunday, Irma claimed its first US fatality. A man found dead in a pickup truck that had crushed into a tree in high winds in the Keys.