Hurricane Irma Marco Island: Video & Photos

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The eyewall of Hurricane Irma is expected to hit at about 2:40 p.m. EST.

Marco Island was the second city in the state of Florida to be hit by Hurricane Irma on Sunday. The storm made its first landfall in the U.S. in Cudjoe Key, Florida at around 9:10 a.m.

That news was announced by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), which wrote, “Hurricane #Irma makes landfall at Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys.”

As of 2 p.m. EST, “the eyewall of Hurricane Irma was about 5 miles from Marco Island and will arrive in less than 30 minutes,” Naples News reported. “It is 19 miles from downtown Naples.”

“A large storm surge imminent,” the newspaper continued. “Take shelter immediately.”

The northern eyewall of Irma hit the island at about 1:50 p.m. as a Category 3 storm with 95 mph winds and 135 mph gusts.

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“YIKES: Now here’s the Current Scene As #Irma’s Eye Wall RAVASHES Marco Island,” @ButterflyHoney tweeted:

“Watch how quickly things change on Marco Island,” CNN stated in the below tweet. “These two pictures taken 16 MINUTES apart!”

Marco Island Police Department tweeted a photo of the utter devastation on the island:

Read on for videos and photos of Irma as it nears and strikes Marco Island. The post will be updated as footage comes in:

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“#Irma eye preparing for over Marco Island Naples Cape Coral and Port Charlotte,” @JustinWeather tweeted:

Irma will head towards Naples next and then onto Fort Myers:

“Irma eye wall going over Marco Island now,” @Heidibgoode wrote on Twitter:

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Tony Rosa posted the following video from Marco Island to Youtube:

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“#Irma #HurricaneIrma making second #Florida landfall in Marco Island, FL ??,” @TwoTermDonald tweeted:

“Watch From The Beginning As Storm Chaser Heads Toward The Eye Of Irma,” @MDavisbot wrote. “#JeffPiotrowski
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The video below shows fierce winds from this morning as Irma was just 50 miles from Marco Island:

The “calm before the storm” that is Hurricane Irma, just a day before the storm made landfall:

“The eyewall of Hurricane Irma is about 5 miles from Marco Island and will arrive in less than 30 minutes,” Jose Herrera posted to Facebook. “It is 19 miles from downtown Naples. -Stay safe…”

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The wrath of Hurricane Irma is just moments away from the beautiful Marco Island.

Storm surges are expected to be anywhere from one to fifteen feet, especially along the west coast area, all the way from Marco Island to the Florida Keys. The storm surge could be the biggest obstacle from the tropical storm, and is the biggest reason for hurricane-related deaths by drowning.

“Storm surge flooding of 10-15 ft is now expected along the SW Florida coast,” the NHC wrote in a tweet. “This is a dire and life-threatening situation.”

“This will cover your house,” Gov. Rick Scott said Saturday, as reported by ABC News. “It flows in fast, very fast. You will not survive all this storm surge.”