Irma batters Florida with torrential rain, hurricane-force winds; 5 dead
Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm this morning as it continues to batter Florida with winds, torrential rain and dangerous storm surges. The storm has killed at least five in the state and left nearly 6 million without power. Heavy rain and winds are moving into the Georgia cities of Brunswick and Savannah this morning, where flooding and up to 60 mph wind gusts are expected. Atlanta could see 50 to 60 mph winds gusts between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. this evening. Flooding is likely in southeast Georgia, but Atlanta could see flooding as well.