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Posted on: September 10, 2017

Hurricane Irma Returns to Category 4 Strength, Greatest Impacts Expected Today

The City of Homestead just finished a briefing with the National Weather Service.  As of 8AM, Hurricane Irma is once again a Category 4 Hurricane.  Homestead is under a hurricane warning, a tornado watch until 12pm, and a flood watch until 8AM Monday.  Here is the latest for Homestead:

•Land fall is expected between Big Pine Key and Key West.  Irma is currently approximately 15 miles SE of the Keys.
•Today will be the worst conditions in Homestead.
•Expect wind gusts of 60 to 70mph,  the peak as of now was recorded at 79mph on Fisher Island,   with sustained winds 50mph to 60 mph.  
•Storm Surge of 2 to 4 feet in Homestead with the highest level of flooding arriving at 1PM. 
•Homestead can expect 12-20 inches of rain with the bulk of it arriving today
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La Ciudad de Homestead acaba de terminar una reunión informativa con el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. A partir de las 8AM, el huracán Irma es una vez más un huracán de Categoría 4. Homestead está bajo una advertencia de huracán, un reloj de tornado hasta las 12 pm, y un reloj de inundación hasta las 8 de la mañana del lunes. Aquí está lo último para Homestead:

• Se espera una caída de la tierra entre Big Pine Key y Key West. Irma se encuentra actualmente a unos 15 kilómetros al SE de las llaves.
• Hoy serán las peores condiciones en Homestead.
• Espere rachas de viento de 60 a 70 mph, el pico hasta ahora se registró a 79 mph en la Isla Fisher, con vientos sostenidos de 50 mph a 60 mph.
• Storm Surge de 2 a 4 pies en Homestead con el mayor nivel de inundaciones llegando a la 1PM.
• Homestead puede esperar 12-20 pulgadas de lluvia con la mayor parte de lo que llega hoy
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Vil la nan Homestead jis fini yon brèf ak sèvis la Weather Nasyonal la. Kòm nan 8AM, Siklòn Irma se yon lòt fwa ankò yon Siklòn Kategori 4. Homestead se anba yon avètisman siklòn, yon tònad gade jiska 12pm, ak yon inondasyon jiskaske 8AM Lendi. Isit la se dènye a pou Homestead:

• Sezon Tè espere ant Big Pine Key ak Key West. Irma aktyèlman apeprè 15 mil SE nan kle yo.
• Jodi a yo pral kondisyon ki pi move nan Homestead.
• Asire van nan van nan 60 a 70mph, pik la nan kounye a te anrejistre nan 79mph sou Fisher Island, ak van soutni 50mph a 60 mph.
• Onn tanpèt de 2 a 4 pye nan Homestead ak nivo ki pi wo nan inondasyon rive nan 1pm.
• Homestead ka atann 12-20 pous lapli ak gwo kantite li rive jodi a
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