VIDEO: Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall On Marco Island As Category 3 Storm
By Space Coast Daily // September 10, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Marco Island city council chairman speaks out.
FLORIDA – Hurricane Irma has made landfall on Marco Island, Florida, as a Category 3 Hurricane with sustained winds of 120 mph and heading north at 12 mph.
Irma is expected pound Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa especially hard as the eye wall is forecast to ride the entire west coast of Florida.
“We know we are ground zero for this storm,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said at a news conference Sunday night. “We have avoided it for 90 years, but our time has come to be ready.”
The Category 3 Hurricane’s size is roughly 400 miles wide.
Cape Sable to Captiva is expecting a storm surge of 10 to 15 feet.
Weather experts with the National Hurricane Center advise people to not venture outside when the calm eye of the hurricane passes over, as dangerous winds will return very quickly when the eye moves away.