Irma-whipped Miami Beach restaurant survives storm after storm for 26 years

5 a.m. Irma update

USA stock futures were pointing to strong gains for Wall Street on Monday, Sept. 11, and European and Asian shares traded higher after Hurricane Irma weakened and North Korea refrained from launching missiles during the rogue nation's weekend observance of its 69th founding anniversary.

More than 500,000 homes in Florida have lost power, energy company FPL reports on its website.

During its march up Florida's west coast, Irma swamped homes, uprooted trees and flooded streets. The storm headed north on Monday towards Gainesville and Tallahassee, taking unsafe wind gusts with it, ABC News reported. And Jose could produce up to an inch of additional rainfall on the island of Anguilla throughout the evening, which "will maintain any ongoing flooding", the hurricane center said.

This was just after it had intensified into a Category 5 storm, and the day before it reached peak strength. As of Monday morning, 6.2 million customers were without power in Florida, according to the state's Department of Emergency Management.

At least 10 people are dead in Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma barreling through the island - the first Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the island nation since 1924.

"Thankfully, once it gets going, it's fast moving".

Hurricane Irma tore through Florida this weekend, leaving behind a path of destruction particularly in the Florida Keys.

- Irma continues to weaken as it moves over northern Florida, the National Hurricane Center said.

Many areas in the Florida Keys are still without power.

Seven deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma, along with two in Georgia and two in SC.

"We are not encouraging residents to move out and go to shelters at this time", communications director Michael Hernández said Sunday morning.

On Monday, insurance companies rallied after initial reports from Florida revealed less damage than expected.

The Republican governor said on NBC that he spoke to President Donald Trump, and "everything I've asked out of the federal government, he's made sure he gave us".

The hurricane-force wind field stretched well over 100 miles.

Police in Miami-Dade County and Fort Lauderdale reported making 48 arrests for looting.

A damaged boat is seen at the Dinner Key marina after Hurricane Irma passed through the area, Sep.

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