The hurricane center says "although weakening is forecast, Irma is expected to remain a hurricane at least through Monday morning".
Jones told reporters Sunday he believes more people evacuated Savannah and nearby communities for Irma than left ahead of Matthew past year.
Overnight, Irma was downgraded to a category 2 storm, but continued to wreak havoc along the west coast.
FPL made a decision to shut only one of the two reactors at its Turkey Point nuclear plant on Saturday because the storm track shifted, and plans to leave both reactors at the St. Lucie plant in service because hurricane force winds are no longer expected to hit the sites.
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.
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Tampa hasn't been hit by a major hurricane since 1921, but on Sunday it looked like Hurricane Irma was about to change that.
A high wind watch was issued for parts of the Midlands, however according to the National Weather Service in Columbia, this should be treated as a tropical storm watch.
"The people of Florida need to know that our hearts and our prayers and all of our efforts are with them and will be with them until this storm passes", the vice president said.
"It's seen its share of hurricanes", Palmer said.
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The city of Jacksonville, population 880,000, in northeast Florida ordered urgent evacuations Monday as record floods were set to rise even higher with the afternoon's high tide. It is expected to turn southeast tonight, and then turn southwest by Wednesday. "We just cannot gamble on the wind".
"It's frightful, what we saw", Scott said. So power outages are still possible in SC.
There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba - a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness - but authorities were trying to restore power, clear roads and warning that people should stay off the streets of Havana because flooding could continue into Monday.
"It's enormously important that every American in the path of this storm take the warnings of state and local officials to heart", Pence said.
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