Hurricane Irma expected to affect weather in Mid-Missouri

Thousands of Florida residents out of power

Hurricane Irma expected to affect...

COLUMBIA, Mo. - As Hurricane Irma makes landfall along Florida's west coast early Sunday morning, ABC 17 News Stormtrack meteorologists predict some clouds and rain from the hurricane to move into mid-Missouri on Tuesday.

The strong winds, storm surges and heavy rain caused hundreds of thousands of people in Florida to lose power. A few electric companies in mid-Missouri traveled to Florida to help with the expected power outages.

ABC News confirmed there was three weather-related death in Florida because of Hurricane Irma that occurred within a couple of hours of the storm making landfall.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has been tweeting updates about the storm as it moves closer to the state's coast, reminding residents that the hurricane has arrived and they need to to seek shelter immediately and stay safe.

A couple of counties in Florida have stopped emergency services while the storm blows through.

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