2017-09-11 Tropical Storm Irma Update

Hurrican Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Lucily Irma is moving quickly, therefore rainfall totals will be measured by inches versus feet.

  • Irma should cross the boarder into southwest Georgia early this afternoon as a tropical storm with sustained winds of 65 mph and moving NW at 15 mph.

  • Early Wednesday morning, Irma should be centered near Jackson, TN as a tropical depression with sustained winds at 25 mph moving NW at 10 mph.

  • The area north of Orlando is under hurricane warnings until around 4:00 p.m.

  • Georgia is seeing heavy rains and strong winds in the southern half of the state. The entire state is under tropical storm warnings with the southern half under hurricane warnings into Tuesday.

  • Alabama is seeing lighter winds and rains now, but those will increase as the center of Irma moves near Birmingham and Huntsville Tuesday. Eastern Alabama is under tropical storm warnings into Tuesday evening.

  • South Carolina is under tropical storm warnings in the far southern section of the state as far north as Charleston.

  • Mississippi and Tennessee will see a few inches of rain and substantially lighter winds as what is left of Irma approaches.

Imperial is working with railroad carriers to stay on top of the situation.

  • Florida still has states of emergency in all counties with many areas still under curfew until at least 10:00 a.m. this morning in the Miami area. Most interstates are open with the exception of several in the Jacksonville area, along with some higher bridges in the Jacksonville area. Fort Meyers and Tampa, along with much of the western side of Florida have debris and water over most highways and are under curfew.

  • All Florida intermodal ramps along with Savannah, GA remain closed.

  • Atlanta intermodal drivers will not run today. It is anticipated the intermodal ramps in this area will close at some point today.