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Irma Done, Relief Begins

4 hours ago

   What was at one time the most powerful Atlantic ocean storm in recorded history has now exhausted itself to post-tropical cyclone status and will continue to dissipate today. While Irma fades into the record books, aid is rushing in to hurricane-scarred Florida early today as officials pieced together the scope of Irma's destructive path and displaced residents awaited word on hard-hit areas including the Florida Keys.

Irma Dowgraded to Tropical Storm as It Nears Alabama

Sep 11, 2017

Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm over Florida, but it still had winds near hurricane force. Its outer bands were also blowing into Georgia, where the storm's center was expected to arrive later in the day. Nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses across Florida lost power, and utility officials said it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone. More than 100,000 were in the dark in Georgia.

Governor Kay Ivey on Sunday announced the closure of state offices in several Alabama counties ahead of the expected effects of Hurricane Irma.

Due to the existing State of Emergency, Governor Ivey has directed that all state offices and buildings in the following counties be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017:

The Alabama State University Board of Trustees unanimously named state Sen. Quinton Ross as the university's next president. The announcement was made Friday afternoon, reporter Brittney Jones Dabney has  details… 

Alabama State University is preparing its football team, for its first road game this weekend against Troy State University. Both teams are looking for their first win. Reporter Brittney Jones-Dabney files this report.

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