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Follow These Twitter Accounts for Hurricane Irma Updates

Hurricane Irma is blasting its way through the Caribbean on a collision course with Southern Florida, with Katia and Jose nearby. The situation is still uncertain, but Florida residents who are able to evacuate are (slowly) heading north.

Local reporters, government officials, first responders, and weather buffs are on the ground and monitoring from afar, though, and posting minute-by-minute updates on Twitter, Periscope, and whatever service can handle their posts. If you're in Irma's path, concerned about loved ones, or just want to keep tabs on the storm, here are some accounts you should follow for the latest news.

Scientists and Meteorologists

  • @NWSNHC: National Hurricane Center
  • @NHC_Surge: National Hurricane Center Storm Surge Unit
  • @NWSWPC: National Weather Service Weather Protection Center
  • @philklotzbach: Philip Klotzbach, meteorologist at Colorado State University specializing in Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts
  • @MichaelRLowry: Michael Lowry, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research scientist
  • @NASAHurricane: Get overhead satellite photos and imagery of Irma, as well as Jose and Katia

Local News

  • @NBC6—Storm tracking from meteorologists @ and @ in Miami
  • @—Storm tracking from meteorologist @ in Miami
  • @MiamiHerald has reporters on the ground, like @ and @ByKristenMClark
  • @CBS12 covering the news in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee
  • @pbpostThe Palm Beach Post has reporters on the ground, like @ and @luluramadan
  • @SunSentinel—Covering Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties

National News and Weather Sites

Storm Chasers

Federal, State, and Local Officials


Eric Griffith and Chandra Steele contributed to this report.

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