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Irma downgrades to tropical depression

This tree was knocked down by strong winds in Boynton Beach. (CBS12 Burst user) 

Irma has weakened to a tropical depression as it makes its way through the South, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The storm made landfall on Marco Island Sunday afternoon as a Category 3 hurricane and continued to move north along the Gulf Coast and into Georgia.

Irma is heading toward Alabama and will move into western Tennessee by Monday night, according to the NHC.

The storm is currently moving northwest at 15 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

Irma left significant damage in its wake as the storm made its way through Florida.

See photos of damage from Hurricane Irma.

The rainfall totals from Irma were significantly high throughout the state.


Local Developments

At least three people were killed in Monroe County in Irma-related car crashes, including one man whose pickup truck wrapped violently around a tree.

An 11-year-old was also killed in a crash in Georgia as the child's family was evacuating Florida ahead of the storm.

A body was found submerged in a vehicle in Port St. Lucie, however it's unclear whether the death was storm-related or not.

Delray Beach officials are advising residents in Delray Beach and Highland Beach to refrain from water except for drinking due to storm-related electrical outages.

This includes bathing, toilet flushing, dish washing and running any kind of water down the drain or toilet.

The public health measure is necessary in order to prevent sewage backups into homes, officials said.

Florida Atlantic University's campuses will be closed through Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The Gardens Mall will reopen to the public Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., according to a press release. The mall will close at 6 p.m. due to the countywide curfew.

All Palm Beach County schools will be closed through Wednesday, Dr. Robert Avossa said in a press conference:


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Tracking the Tropics

Hurricane Jose has weakened to a Category 2 storm as it continues on its northward track, the NHC said.

Jose is moving at 12 mph, according to the NHC. The storm is expected to to turn northeast Monday night, followed by a more easterly motion on Tuesday.

The storm is predicted to turn toward the southeast Tuesday night and Wednesday.

While Jose is forecast to weaken even more, it will remain a hurricane for the next couple of days, according to the NHC.

Power Outages

A little less than 3.1 million people are without power throughtout the Florida, according to FPL.

There are over 892,000 power outages reported in Miami-Dade County, which is the largest power outage in the state by far.

Click here to see a full list of power outages throughout South Florida.

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