Each season brings many smiles, laughs and even some tears.
More than 6 million people have been ordered to leave their homes and 300,000 in Florida are already without power.
The NWS forecasts the eye of Irma will move near or over the west coast of the Florida Peninsula later Sunday through Sunday night, when it will move inland over northern Florida and southwestern Georgia Monday afternoon.
Irma could weaken, but is expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves through Florida.
The forecasted path of the storm has shifted significantly since the beginning of the week.
Forecasters say it will be the worst single hurricane to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Irma was downgraded to a Category 3 storm after landing in South Florida, and made a second landfall mid-afternoon Sunday at Marco Island.
Here are the most recent (as of Sunday am eastern) storm-timing forecasts from the National Hurricane Center: Here is how you can track Hurricane Irma as it moves into the US: Chart the storm’s progress with this live storm tracking map from WNYC (the widget is also tracking Hurricane Jose, so make sure “Hurricane Irma” is selected on the top left).
Professional storm chaser Jeff Piotrowski’s live stream from Rockport, Texas riveted the internet with gripping footage from the eye of Hurricane Harvey as it hit land.
Piotrowski is near Naples, FL tracking Irma and according to his most recent update, will be broadcasting live when the storm makes landfall (if there is a strong enough signal).
Here’s a link to Piotrowski’s periscope page, where he’s posting live updates.
These streams may go down as a result of storm damage.