THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 AND WILL BE UPDATED.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS starts right now.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST (voice-over): Hurricane Irma crashes into the Keys. The monster storm will tear through Florida’s west coast. Whiplash winds over 100 miles an hour, torrential rain, tornadoes and a dangerous storm surge still to come.
The storm has already decimated the Caribbean, strengthening again overnight. The category four juggernaut larger than the state of Florida. Nearly seven million told to evacuate across three states. Already hundreds of thousands without power.
Our team is spread across the storm zone and the FEMA administer is standing by with the latest details, storm track and forecast. We have moment-to-moment coverage, breaking details, and the facts that matter this week.
From ABC News, it’s a special edition of THIS WEEK — Hurricane Irma, monster storm.
Here now, chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Good morning and welcome to this special edition of THIS WEEK.
All eyes now on that monster storm. As we said, Hurricane Irma has already decimated islands across the Caribbean. The whole state of Florida now facing what could be its worst hurricane ever.
Massive size, ferocious intensity, at least 24 hours of danger ahead.
Right now, Hurricane Irma officially a category four, with winds clocking in at more than 130 miles an hour.
The eyewall, where the winds strike hardest, is over the Florida Keys. You see those winds whipping right there. And those winds not the only danger.
Already, we’ve seen tornadoes reported across South Florida. That danger will continue throughout the day. And the entire west coast of Florida facing potential deadly walls of water.
Naples first in line, then Fort Meyers. A 10 to 15 foot storm surge possible there. And tonight, Tampa, St. Petersburg, as vulnerable storm surges as any cities in the world. They’re going to feel Irma’s full force.
Our ABC news team is deployed across the storm zone.
And right here with me, chief meteorologist Ginger Zee — and Ginger, you’ve been on this for days. Right now, the story Key West.
GINGER ZEE, ABC NEWS METEOROLOGIST: Key West. And all of the Keys, really. But mostly just east of Key West, where the eyewall is. We just got this brand new video in, George, because some of the only people that did not leave, storm chasers. And this is Simon Brewer, one storm chaser who was trying to…