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    Reports: Irma’s severe flooding eyes Jacksonville, Florida, to Charleston, South Carolina

    By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
    September 12, 2017, 8:16:33 AM EDT

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    As of 8:10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, this reports story will no longer be updated. Click here for additional coverage of Irma's damaging impacts and here to revisit the history of Irma.

    Irma has left over 6 million without power in Florida as the storm continues to bring life-threatening storm surge and powerful winds.

    At least ten people have died in the storm in the United States, including two law enforcement officers involved in a fatal car accident on Sunday.

    Irma made a second Florida landfall at Marco Island, Florida, on Sunday. The storm tore across the Florida Keys early Sunday morning. Irma weakened to a tropical storm on Monday morning over eastern Florida after a 12-day stretch at hurricane strength.

    President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for Florida.

    This is the first year that two Atlantic Basin hurricanes have made landfall at Category 4 strength in the U.S. in one season since records began in 1851.

    Irma prompted the largest evacuation in U.S. history, taking 7 million out of their homes. More than 30 percent of Florida's entire population were asked to evacuate.

    Click here to see previous reports of Irma's damaging impacts.

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    5:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Irma is now a tropical rainstorm with 15-mph sustained winds. However, meteorologists caution that flooding rainfall is still a dangerous threat as the storm moves into the Tennessee Valley.

    Disney World says its suffered limited damage in the wake of Irma. There were downed trees knocked down in the Animal Kingdom and the Polynesian Resort. The storm also caused flooding in Epcot and at the Grand Floridian Resort.

    20,000 are still without power in Alabama, according to Alabama Power. Most of the outages are concentrated in the southeastern part of the state with 12,000 in the Phenix City and Eufaula area.

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    Joey Spalding walks back to his truck down the street where he lives, Monday, Sept., 11, 2017, on Tybee Island, Ga. Spalding just finished repairing his house from nine inches of water after Hurricane Matthew past the island last year. He said the Tropical Storm Irma brought three feet of storm surge into his living room. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)


    4:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday: According to Georgia Power, over 837,792 customers are without power early Tuesday morning.


    3:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday: "Having weakened to a tropical depression, Irma is now only producing sustained winds of 35 mph," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Faith Eherts. "The storm’s rainfall reaches from Memphis, Tennessee to Wilmington, North Carolina and almost to Washington, D.C."

    "Despite Irma’s far-reaching effects, damaging winds and flooding rainfall are and will continue to deteriorate through Tuesday," she said.


    2:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday: There are several reports of downed trees in North Carolina and Alabama. They're mostly in the Asheville area in North Carolina as Irma batters the region.

    Farther south, Florida is on its way to recover after the storm's wrath in recent days. The upper Florida Keys will reopen early Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. Miami-Dade County remains under curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.


    12:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Nearly 1.5 million people are without power in Georgia, according to 11Alive News.

    Many school districts are closed in the state are closed Tuesday as Irma continues to break up in the eastern U.S. Find a complete list of Georgia's school closings here.


    11:45 p.m. EDT Monday: Now a tropical depression, Irma is continuing up the Eastern Seaboard. Trees are reportedly blocking roadways in the Carolinas. Since Sunday, parts of Charleston, South Carolina, have received as much as 8.03 inches of rain.


    10:40 p.m. EDT Monday: 6.2 million people in Florida are still without power, per Florida SERT.

    Statewide, Alabama currently has about 25,000 customers without power. Georgia reports that as of 10 p.m., 925,000 are without electricity.


    9:25 p.m. EDT Monday: Flood waters are beginning to recede in Jacksonville, Florida, after climbing well above record level. However, many rivers around the city are still in moderate to major flood stage.

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    The St. Johns River at Maine Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Image/NOAA



    8:40 p.m. EDT Monday: People will be able to return to Miami Beach tomorrow morning starting at 8 a.m. EDT.

    Earlier on Monday, hundreds of people tried returning to the Miami Beach area but were stopped short by officials as evacuation orders were still in effect.


    8:22 p.m. EDT Monday: Schools in Florida will remain closed for several days before classes are resumed.

    Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida, are planning to reopen on Thursday after closing due to Irma.

    Meanwhile, a third person has died in Georgia due to Irma, taking the death toll from the storm in the United States to seven.



    7:05 p.m. EDT Monday: Over 6.5 million electric customers are without power in Florida, including every customer in Hendry County, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

    The number of power outages in Florida is more than the total population of Montana, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming combined.



    6:35 p.m. EDT Monday: At least two people have died in Georgia due to Irma, according to the Associated Press. A fatality was also reported in South Carolina, bringing the death toll from the storm in the United States up to six.


    5:50 p.m. EDT Monday: Debris is scattered across Highway 1 in the Florida Keys, one of many roads that aren't safe to drive on. It is not necessarily safe to go home just because Irma has passed.

    Sink holes, downed power lines and downed trees are making some roads and highways impassable.



    4:44 p.m. EDT Monday: A man was injured near Ladson, South Carolina when a large tree fell on his house.



    3:45 p.m. EDT Monday: Reed Timmer in Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys showing the devastating damage left behind by Irma.



    3:00 p.m. EDT Monday: Jacksonville, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina, inundated with floodwaters.




    2:45 p.m. EDT Monday: People are wading in floodwaters in Jacksonville, Florida. Downed power lines could create an electric current in the flood waters.

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    2:14 p.m. EDT Monday: Flights may resume on Tuesday with limited schedules at Miami International Airport after damage and security assessments are conducted to the the airport's facility and infrastructure.

    Miami officials announced that curfew in the city would continue tonight starting from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Tuesday.

    At a Monday press conference, Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez told residents it's not safe to return yet and urged patience.

    Access to the city of Miami Beach remains closed to the public as crews work to clear roadways. City offices and services also remain closed.


    People trying to return to Miami Beach are being turned down since the evacuations are in effect.


    1:45 p.m. EDT Monday: Urban search and rescue teams from St. Johns County Fire Rescue in Florida are finding numerous homes that have been damaged throughout the county.

    Dangerous conditions still persist around Jacksonville, so law enforcement officials are urging residents to stay indoors.

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    A home collapsed into the ocean along South Ponte Vedra Boulevad in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida as Irma pounded northern Florida Monday. (Photo/St. Johns County Fire Rescue)



    1:10 p.m. EDT Monday: Charleston County, South Carolina, is suspending all EMS operations due to sustained winds of more than 40 mph.

    The Charleston Police Department has announced that many roads are closed around town due to flooding.

    A flash flood emergency has been declared for Charleston County and travel is not advised.

    The South Carolina Ports Authority announced it will cease all operations in Charleston at 2 p.m. Monday. Normal operations are expected to resume Tuesday morning.


    12:39 p.m. EDT Monday: A new flash flood emergency has been issued for the St. Johns river basin from Putnam County to downtown Jacksonville.

    A tornado warning is currently in effect for parts of South Carolina, including Charleston.



    11:43 a.m. EDT Monday: The tidal height at Fort Pulaski, South Carolina, along the Savannah River is forecast to reach a new record height of 14.26 feet.

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    (Image/National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service)




    10:44 a.m. EDT Monday: As Irma's winds and rain move into Georgia, tree damage is being reported as far inland as Rome, Atlanta and Augusta.

    Rough seas and some coastal flooding have also occurred in Charleston, South Carolina. A 72-mph wind gust was reported near Charleston at Folly Beach Pier. Folly Beach Pier is about 270 miles away from Irma's center.


    The National Weather Service in Charleston is warning residents to avoid the downtown area as water levels rise.




    10 a.m. EDT Monday: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is ordering residents in evacuation zones near the St. Johns River to leave the area immediately as floodwaters continue to rise.

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    Severe flooding inundated many streets in the Jacksonville area on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo/Joe Gaskin)

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