Flood waters in Jacksonville, Florida are at their highest ever because of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has set a new flood record in northeastern Florida, the National Weather Service said Monday morning.

Floods reached 5.03 feet (60.4 inches) in Jacksonville, Florida on Monday, surpassing the previous record set by Hurricane Dora, which left 4.1 feet (49 inches) of water in the city in 1964.

Jacksonville flood waters recordNOAAA graph from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showing the flood levels in Jacksonville, FL.

Dora ravaged Florida from September 10 to 14, 1964 after travelling from the Atlantic. Along the Floridian coast, 43 homes were lost to that storm, with 20 swept to sea, according to the Jacksonville Historical Society.

Christopher Hong, a reporter for the Florida Times-Union, tweeted these videos of downtown Jacksonville on Monday morning:

Irma, which made landfall in Florida on Sunday morning, has wiped out electricity to some 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia, according to Reuters.

Irma has weakend to a tropical storm, and is expected to become a tropical depression by Tuesday afternoon, the US National Hurricane Center said.

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Hogan Street near river in downtown flooded #hurricaneimra pic.twitter.com/LJDGIX3BiM
— Christopher Hong (@ChrisHongTU) September 11, 2017

#hurricanelrma in downtown Jacksonville pic.twitter.com/CNWxKGjAiH
— Christopher Hong (@ChrisHongTU) September 11, 2017

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