Irma Drops To Cat. 2 Moving North Near Ft. Myers, Melbourne Forecast Show 2-4 Feet Storm Surge
By Space Coast Daily // September 10, 2017
A water rise of 8.5 feet was recorded in Naples
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily was live on Indian River Drive in Cocoa late Sunday.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Hurricane Irma is continuing to push its way up the west coast of Florida as a Category 2 Hurricane with 105 mph sustained winds, according to the National Hurricane Center 8 p.m. report.
Latest location points Hurricane Irma moving north near Ft. Myers. at 14 mph.
Melbourne is expected to see a 2-4 feet storm surge during Hurricane Irma, according to the The Weather Channel.
NHC says that the current forecast track has the eye of Irma moving near or over the west coast of the Florida Peninsula through Monday morning.
Irma should then move inland over northern Florida and southwestern Georgia Monday afternoon, according to NHC.
Although Hurricane Irma is weakening, it is expected to remain a hurricane at least through Monday morning.
Tornadoes remain possible through tonight, mainly across central and eastern portions of the Florida Peninsula and extreme southeast Georgia.
A water rise of 8.5 feet was recorded in Naples, along with a reported 142 mph wind gusts.