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At 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center says a potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Irma is heading toward the Leeward Islands.
Irma is moving toward the west at 14 mph and is expected to continue that motion today followed by a turn toward the west-northwest Tuesday night. The center of Irma is forecast to move over portions of the Leeward Islands Tuesday night or early Wednesday.
Reports from hurricane hunter planes indicate the maximum sustained winds are near 180 mph with higher gusts.
The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Jose has formed in the Atlantic with sustained winds of 40 mph. It is moving to the west-northwest at 13 mph and this motion is expected to continue. At this time, Jose is no threat to land. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Jose could become a hurricane by Friday.
Hurricane Irma continues to intensify, strengthening to a deadly Category 5 storm with winds now at 185 mph and with Florida still within its sights.
Officials across the northeastern Caribbean canceled flights, closed schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as the storm barreled toward the region as a strong Category 5. The hurricane, on its current track, is expected to move over the northern Leeward Islands Tuesday night or early Wednesday.
As of Tuesday at 2 p.m., Irma was located about 180 miles east of Antigua and is moving west at 14 mph.
The NLF announced Tuesday afternoon that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the Miami Dolphins will not be Sunday in Miami. The announcement said the teams were still evaluating options, including moving to a neutral site this weekend playing Week 11 in Miami.
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