Tropical Storm Irma: Weakening storm moves towards Georgia - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Tropical Storm Irma: Weakening storm moves towards Georgia

Irma unleashes rain and winds on Florida. (Source: CNN) Irma unleashes rain and winds on Florida. (Source: CNN)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Irma weakened to a Tropical Storm early Monday morning as it continued a path north through Florida towards Georgia.

The hurricane made landfall again Sunday hitting just south of Marco Island. As of Monday morning, wind speeds are estimated to be at 70 miles per hour as Irma churns north from Tampa Bay.

All eyes are now on the expected catastrophic storm surge that could bring 10 to 15 feet of coastal water plus huge waves on top of the rising waterline. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the center of the Category 1 hurricane made landfall on Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m.

Irma has lost some wind speed due to the amount of time pounding Cuba but regained it overnight, but along with the eye of the storm, some areas are under tornado warnings while dealing with the outer bands.

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 At least 23 people have been killed by the catastrophic storm.  

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