IrmaSOS: Emergency Response on Social Media

Hurricane Irma returned to Category 4 on Sunday morning. Emergency response officials are watching social media as a back-up for 911 phone systems. During Hurricane Harvey, 911 systems became overwhelmed with calls for service prompting social media calls for help. Officials learned a valuable lesson from Harvey and are being proactive with new methods of emergency situation reporting.

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Irma Pushes Miami at FSU Game back to Oct. 7

Hurricane Irma kept Florida State and Miami on the sideline this week — and will do so again next weekend.

The powerful storm has already forced the postponement of the annual Seminoles-Hurricanes showdown, which was scheduled to be played on Florida State’s campus in Tallahassee on Sept. 16.

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Trump Stations 1,000 Marines off Florida Coast for Irma Relief Operations

President Donald Trump stationed approximately 1,000 marines on two U.S. Navy warships in preparation for Hurricane Irma relief operations in Florida. The Marines and Sailors will provide logistical and medical support in the wake of the predicted devastation caused by the storm’s high winds, tidal surges, and floods.

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Hurricane Irma Bears Down on Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — From Key West to Pensacola, Florida’s 20.6 million residents are likely to feel the impact of Hurricane Irma as the storm hits the state.

Scenes of flooding and damage from Hurricane Irma's landfall in Florida on September 10, 2017.