Hurricane Irma is slowly nearing the U.S. coast, after leaving devastation in its wake. Most models now predict the storm will hit Florida, and it may be a Category 4 when it makes landfall. Parts of Florida, including the Florida Keys, will begin experiencing hurricane conditions by Saturday night or Sunday morning.
UPDATE: For the most recent live streams and web cams, see Heavy’s story here.
Many businesses and people in the path of the storm are setting up webcams throughout the state to help others see exactly what’s happening. We are sharing these in advance of the storm’s arrival, predicted to happen Saturday or Sunday, so you can watch the changes that happen in the weather as the storm nears.
The feed above shows radar of Irma and picture-in-picture live cams, showing mostly areas in Florida.
These feeds could go up and down periodically due to power outages and storm damage, or they may switch from being a live stream to a rewatchable video, but we will keep updating this post periodically as the storm progresses. We will also add more feeds as the storm’s path continues.
You might also keep an eye on Hurricane Track. They had great live stream coverage of Harvey and will likely do the same closer to Irma’s approach to the U.S. coast.
Florida Keys, Key West & Marathon, Florida
Here’s one of the last working cams from the Florida Keys. It switches between a street view from 211 Duval Street at Irish Kevin’s and a view of someone sleeping on stage inside.
If you prefer to watch the last Florida Keys stream without background music:
The rest of the live streams in this section stopped working for the Florida Keys. It was eerie, watching the Keys live streams go out one by one…
Next up was Southernmost Point, which appears to now be down. This web cam was pointed at a concrete buoy in Key West, Florida, marking the southernmost point in the United States. You can see the corner of South and Whitehead streets, just 90 miles to Cuba. This was the stream that showed the Southernmost Point as one of four webcams. (Update: Southernmost point is no longer appearing in the stream below, which appears to now be focused on Tampa and Miami, but you can look back in the video to see it.)
Here’s a rewatchable video of Southernmost Point from earlier, in case you want to look back on things that happened on Friday:
BroadwaveLiveCams had multiple streams set up from Key West and Marathon Florida, but they have since all gone down. This super stream rotated among them all and you can rewind to see parts of it and exactly when it went down:
This next live feed was a live stream of cruise ship docks at Mallory Square in Key West Florida. The signal has been lost, but you can look back at the video to see exactly when it happened.
Here was another video from Key West. This one shows the roof top of Two Friends Patio Restaurant near Duval and Front Street. The signal has been lost, but you can look back at the video to see exactly when it happened.
This video showed another angle of cruise ship docks in Key West, Florida. The signal has been lost, but you can look back at the video to see exactly when it happened.
And the Key West Seaport Cam. The signal has been lost, but you can look back at the video to see exactly when it happened.
And the Marathon, Florida cam showing the ocean. The signal has been lost, but you can look back at the video to see exactly when it happened.
Orlando Live Stream
First is a live stream from downtown Orlando.
And another from downtown Orlando:
First up are live streams from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West, among other locations:
Next is a live stream from Twitch.tv. According to Redditor beef_swellington, it shows the Venetian causeway, “pointing … over the free anchorage area of the bay of Miami. It should stay up as long as there’s internet and power.”
And here’s a video from Biscayne Bay:
Next is North Miami in North Bay Village.
And the same stream from earlier:
And here is a view from 23rd and Collins, showing the 1 Hotel. ZeroEight notes that they have backup battery to run the feed as long as possible. This one is no longer streaming.
And here’s the same feed from earlier, that you can playback and rewatch:
Here’s a stream from Miami, using a southwest facing camera. This one is no longer streaming.
Here’s local news in Miami:
Tampa, Florida Live Streams & Cams
Here is a live cam from the University of Tampa.
Big Cat Rescue is located in Tampa Florida and they have a live stream below, although this one appears to sometimes rotate between different locations. We’re including several live streams from Big Cat Rescue. On Facebook, they announced that they have been purchasing sand bags, sand, trash bags, and plywood, and have generators in place to keep meat frozen for the cats. If you’d like to donate to Big Cat Rescue, text CATFUND to 52-886.
Here’s the Kitten Cabana of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa:
Here’s Tiger Lake at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. Sometimes you can see a tiger on the feed:
And here’s the bobcat rehab station.
And their feeding station.
Lioness Nikita’s station:
West Palm Beach Web Cam
Next we have a live stream of the West Palm Beach skyline from Joe Forzano. This one is no longer streaming.
Melbourne, Florida Live Stream
Melbourne is also in the path of Irma. One person originally had a live stream only from Melbourne, but now they’ve turned it into 19 feeds:
And here’s the original Melbourne feed, rewatchable from earlier:
Clearwater Beach Live
First up is a view of Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Fort Lauderdale Live Stream
A live stream from Fort Lauderdale Beach, courtesy of Chris Kelley. (This live stream is no longer live but you can rewatch it below.)
Jacksonville Live Stream
This next live stream is from Jacksonville Beach.
This live stream is from Seaside, Florida, in far north Florida on the west side:
Here’s one from Boynton Beach via Twitch.tv:
And here’s a look again at the one that switches across 19 various weather cameras across Florida, provided by Bay News 9:
Keep track of the hurricane’s progress with the feed below, or check out Heavy’s story at the end to see multiple live radar streams and live news feeds.