Hurricane-force winds expected across Tampa Bay; warnings in effect

Irma restrengthens to a Category 4 hurricane Sunday morning at 2 a.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Time is running out for you to put the finishing touches on your preparations for Hurricane Irma.

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List: Hurricane Irma evacuation notices, shelters in Tampa Bay

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Several hurricane warnings and watches now are in effect for Florida and the Tampa Bay region, meaning that within the next two days, hurricane-force winds in excess of 74 mph likely will be a reality.

As of the National Hurricane Center's 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, advisory, these areas are under hurricane alerts:

Warning: Fernandina Beach southward around the peninsula to Indian Pass. The Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee and Florida Bay also are in the warning.

Watch: North of Fernandina Beach to Edisto Beach.

There also is a storm surge warning in effect for South Santee River southward to Jupiter Inlet, in addition to North Miami Beach southward around the Florida peninsula to the Ochlockonee River. The Florida Keys and Tampa Bay also is under a warning.

This is for the potential of life-threatening, 5-10 feet of storm surge from Hurricane Irma as it moves closer to Florida.

Related: Hurricane season: What's a watch, what's a warning?

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