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Fast storm surge in Naples as Irma accelerates

Fast storm surge in Naples as Irma accelerates
Posted at 6:41 PM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 00:00:08-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The National Hurricane Center reports water levels are rising rapidly in Naples from Hurricane Irma's storm surge. A federal tide gauge in Naples reported a 7 foot rise of water in just 90 minutes.
   A wind gust of 142 mph (229 kph) was recorded at the Naples Municipal Airport as the storm kept its top sustained wind speed of 110 mph (175 kph).
   Irma has picked up forward speed and is moving inland at 14 mph (22 kph) and its eye is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south southeast of Fort Myers.