{FD} Irma’s center nears Tampa after unleashing damaging winds, floods in march up Florida

Storm surges are expected in Naples and other areas of Florida after Hurricane Irma made landfall on Marco Island Sunday afternoon -- its second landfall in Florida as the state continues to brace for the now-Category 2 storm's strong, 115-mph winds and flooding.

{FD} Hurricane Irma powers up as it nears Florida Keys, back to Category 4 storm

Hurricane Irma gathered new strength early Sunday as it approached the Florida Keys – regaining Category 4 status as the storm that left a deadly path of destruction across the Caribbean swirled on a projected path that puts Florida's west coast under threat for a direct hit.

{FD} Irma’s projected path shifts west; Florida more firmly in crosshairs

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday urged hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate before Hurricane Irma makes potential landfall — as forecast models on Thursday predicted the storm moving further west, more directly in the state's path.

{FD} Florida governor urges people in Irma’s path to get out: ‘We can’t save you’

Florida Gov. Rick Scott continued Thursday to urge people to evacuate in the state ahead of Hurricane Irma's arrival, a storm set to unleash devastation on Miami as early as Sunday morning.

{FD} Hurricane watch issued for South Florida ahead of Irma, governor says fuel shortages ‘top priority’

A hurricane watch was issued Thursday morning as Irma, a Category 5 storm with 175-mph winds edged closer to South Florida, as preparations for the storm have already left some of the state's gas stations dry, a crisis which the governor said has become a "top priority."

{FD} New evacuation orders as Irma feared to strike Florida on Sunday

The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever recorded may bring "significant storm surge" as it nears Florida, the state's governor warned Wednesday, saying Hurricane Irma is stronger than the last Category 5 storm to hit the state, as the mayor of Broward County announced mandatory evacuations for coastal areas.

{FD} Hurricane Irma may bring ‘significant storm surge’ to Florida, governor says

The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever recorded may bring "significant storm surge" as it nears Florida, the state's governor warned Wednesday, saying Hurricane Irma is stronger than the last Category 5 storm to hit the state, as the mayor of Broward County announced mandatory evacuations for coastal areas.

{FD} Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm, Puerto Rico braces for impacts

Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean Wednesday, passing over the islands of Saint Martin and Barbuda as residents were forced to shelter indoors as they faced power outages, battled 185 mph winds and braced for 11-foot waves from the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history.