Hurricane Irma Makes Second Landfall on Marco Island as Category 3; Eyewall Over Naples

Hurricane Irma September 10 2017 425 PM EDT

Hurricane Irma made its second landfall on Marco Island on the southwest Florida coast at 3:35 p.m. EDT after first making landfall in the Florida Keys this morning at 9:05 a.m. The hurricane, which was immediately over Naples after striking Marco Island.

All of Marco Island was reported without power as the Hurricane made its second landfall on Florida on September 10, 2017. The Weather Channel reporter Mike Bettes reported seeing traffic signals still working in Naples at about 4:54 p.m. EDT.


A wind gusts of 131 mph, then 135 mph, and then 142 mph were reported at Naples Airport. Sustained maximum winds were reported at 115 mph.

A surge of 4 feet was reported in a period of about 40 minutes at about 4:05 p.m.

Tampa and St. Petersburg remain in forecast track later Sunday.

Three people were reported dead in Florida, including two law enforcement officer who crashed into each other in a head-on crash in Hardee County southeast of Tampa.

By 11 a.m. today the storm had moved away from the Keys and is forecast to continue moving up the western coastline of Florida this afternoon, with winds of up to 115 mph expected in the western part of Collier County, which includes Naples.

In Florida, over 2.1 million households were without power by mid-afternoon.

In Miami, winds whipped around high-rise buildings at speeds approaching 100 mph, the National Weather Service said. A 94 mph wind gust was recorded at Miami International Airport.

Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a Category 2 Hurricane at about 3:55 p.m.

There was sunshine showing in the eye of the hurricane over Naples, Florida at about 4:04 p.m.

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Hurricane Irma September 10 2017 425 PM EDTRadar and satellite image as Hurricane Irma was over Naples about 50 minutes after the second Florida landfall at Marco Island.