Tallahassee on Course for Destruction

Hurricane Irma is bringing death and destruction to the Caribbean and raising alarm in Florida and other Southern states, where the chance of a direct impact continues to rise. The storm is blamed for at least eight deaths; thousands of people are being told to get out of its way.

The large Category 5 storm has weakened somewhat but is still “extremely dangerous,” the National Hurricane Center says, reporting 175-mph maximum sustained winds in its 5 p.m. ET advisory on Thursday, but what the Weather Channel isn’t telling you is that the two have the potential to take out our entire cities electricity for up to 3 months.