The storm is moving west and its center is expected to move over part of the Leeward islands tonight or early tomorrow.
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Life threatening surf and rip currents, strong winds and rain will impact those islands.
Hurricane warnings had been issued for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Barbuda, and Puerto Rico and several other places. This storm is expected to create storm surge four to six feet at the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
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Hurricane force winds extend out 45 miles from the center of Irma and tropical storm force winds 140 miles. A progression west-northwest is expected with countries like the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas where Irma may move toward by the end of the work week.
Southern Florida is also in the forecast cone based on the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. Updates or shifts in the track will be shared as we monitor how Irma progresses through the Caribbean.
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