Hurricane Irma

September 10 and 11, 2017

  • Irma was a Category 4 hurricane when the storm hit the Florida Keys, but its strength decreased to Category 2 as it moved north up the coast.
  • Tropical storm conditions were experienced locally, which caused extensive flooding. 
  • The center of the storm was about 80 miles away as Irma passed Flagler County.
  • Maximum wind gusts reached 78 mph in Flagler Beach, but the county did not experience sustained hurricane-force winds.
  • The storm surge was 4 to 6 feet, and higher in localized areas of Flagler Beach because of the combination of rainfall — 10 to 14 inches — and king tides.
  • There was one confirmed EF-0 tornado that traveled through Princess Place south of Marineland.