Hurricane Irma gains strength as it moves over Florida Keys

ABC News' Ginger Zee reports as Hurricane Irma makes its way up Florida's west coast.
2:49 | 09/10/17

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All eyes now on the monster storm. As we said, hurricane Irma has decimated islands across the caribbe caribbean. 24 hours of danger ahead. Right now, hurricane Irma a category 4. Winds clocking in at 130 miles an hour. The eye wall is over the Florida keys. You see the winds whipping right there. Those winds not the only danger. You have seen tornadoes reported across south Florida. That danger will continue throughout the day. And the entire west coast of Florida facing potentially deadly was of water. Naples first in line. Then forth Meyers. 10 to 15-foot storm surge possible there. Tampa, St. Petersburg. Vulnerable tonight. They'll feel Irma's full force. Right here, ginger zee. Ginger, you have been on this for days. The story right now, key west. We get this brand-new video. Some of the people that didn't leave. Storm chasers. This is Simon brewer. Knocked to his feet. We have already seen gusts of at least 106. Probably up to 130 with this category four storm likely making landfall as we speak. Now, three-foot storm surge in the keys. Miami. You focus in and the big pine to marathon. There's the bridge between. That is taking the brunt of the eye wall right now. As this moves north, everybody needs to know the path. The tornado watch that is included. The warnings already popping up this morning. Including large population centers. If you're far from the center, the threat is on from central Florida south already. Let's take you through the timing. 2:00 P.M. We have it just south of Naples. The water is pushing all day to that point. The storm surge doesn't end until Monday night. Tampa, Monday, 2:00 A.M. Overnight tonight, into early tomorrow. Still a category 3. Making it to Tallahassee. Weakening into Georgia. Alabama, Tennessee. Not until Wednesday into Thursday do we settle it down. Miami seeing three. Could see up to 15-foot. Marco island is very vulnerable. Areas to the north near Sarasota. The we want to go to the keys. On the phone is Roman, the Monroe county administrator.

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