It was the deadliest hurricane in Cuba since 2005.
With 185 mph max winds for 37 hours, Irma shattered the previous record for longest maximum intensity, which was 24 hours, set by Haiyan in the Pacific Ocean.
Charles Peek has been a storm chaser for years but says Irma was his first hurricane. The storm gradually lost strength, weakening to a Category 1 hurricane by Monday morning.
Irma's top sustained winds are 35 miles per hour (55 kph), and it is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour (24 kph). FEMA officials estimated that 25 percent of homes were completely destroyed, while another 65 percent suffered serious damage.
CNN also shared drone footage of Tortola and the British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma.
Irma is expected to drop 2 to 5 inches of rain across SC and northern portions of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
Test-best Anderson takes England to brink of Windies series win
And so it proved as the tail was swiftly dealt with, setting England a modest target that was seen off with the minimum of fuss. Broad then had Blackwood given out lbw by but the batsman successfully reviewed after replays confirmed an inside edge.
TS Irma will exit Florida this afternoon, but not before bringing another day of bands of heavy rain, the risk of tornadoes, potentially damaging winds, and risky storm surge.
Next, Irma is to push into the Gulf states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and north to Tennessee.
In terms of preparing for the storm, Shelley Rossiter of industry body Florida Citrus Mutual pointed to a resource on the University of Florida website that outlines how to prepare citrus groves ahead of such an event.
In a worst-case scenario, the spent fuel could release radiation if exposed to the air, but Scott Burnell of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that was extremely unlikely.
Last month, Hurricane Harvey devastated much of coastal Texas and killed more than 70 people. But right now in Florida, residents and officials are surveying the damage as evacuees make their way back to their homes and businesses.
Deme Lomas, the owner of Niu Kitchen in Miami, watched as gusts of wind dismantled a crane from its perch on the top of a building.