Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Hurricane Irma, now a Category 1 storm with top sustained winds of 75 mph, was battering Florida Monday with continued hurricane-force winds, torrential rain and dangerous storm surges, killing at least five and leaving nearly 6 million without power.

The storm is headed north this morning toward Gainesville and Tallahassee, bringing dangerous wind gusts with it.

As of 6 a.m., over 5.7 million customers were without power in Florida — that’s roughly 58 percent of all customers in the state. Over 73,000 were powerless in Georgia.

Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys Sunday morning as a Category 4 hurricane with 140-mph winds, the strongest tropical storm to hit Florida since 2004. A storm surge of 10 feet was recorded in the Keys and a record storm surge was reported in Jacksonville Monday morning that exceeded the previous high set by Hurricane Dora in 1964.

Irma moved north into the Florida on Sunday with powerful wind, rain and flooding, swamping parts of Naples and Miami on opposite coasts before and moving to the center of the state. Naples was truck with 142-mph winds, nearly 12 inches of rain and had a 7-foot storm surge. (GMA)

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Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Jacksonville
Tommy Nevitt carries Miranda Abbott, 6, through floodwater caused by Hurricane Irma on the west side of Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 11 2017. (Photo: Dede Smith/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Ponte Vedra Beach
A house slides into the Atlantic Ocean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo: Gary Lloyd McCullough/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Immokalee
Larry Dimas walks around his destroyed trailer, which he rents out to others, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017. His tenants evacuated and nobody was inside when it was destroyed. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Key Largo
Floodwaters cover streets in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 11, 2017, in Key Largo, Fla. (Photo: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Leesburg
Hurricane Irma damaged this Chevron gas station on the corner of U.S. Highway 441 and Perkins Street in Leesburg, Fla. on Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo: Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Bonita Springs
Kelly McClenthen walks through her flooded neighborhood, as she returns to see the damage to her home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Tampa
Dogs look out of a vehicle as residents survey damage from Hurricane Irma in Downtown Tampa, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Marco Island
A roof is strewn across a home’s lawn as Rick Freedman checks his neighbor’s damage from Hurricane Irma in Marco Island, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo: David Goldman/AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Palm Shores
One of eight sunken boats at Sundance Marine in Palm Shores, Fla. on Sept. 11, 2017. Debris from sunken boats and docks washed over the seawall onto the land as Hurricane Irma winds blew from the east. (Photo: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Kissimmee
Robert Gonzalez, his wife Maria and son David, 10, survey the flooded Town & Country Drive in front of their home, which is located on Sweetbriar Court where it meets Town & Country in Kissimmee, Fla., on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo: Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Bonita Springs
Flood waters surround Palm Lake RV Resort as Hurricane Irma works its way up the west Florida coast in Bonita Springs, Fla. on Sept 10, 2017. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Estero
A Subway sandwich shop sign is submerged (foreground) and a Publix grocery story sign is badly damaged in Estero, Florida after Hurricane Irma came through with the lead band of strength. (Photo: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Naples
A street is flooded near the ocean after Hurricane Irma passed through Naples, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: David Goldman)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Hollywood
A boat rack storage facility lays destroyed after Hurricane Irma blew though Hollywood, Fla. on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Bonita Springs
Flood waters and storm damage are seen at Palm Lake RV Resort as Hurricane Irma works its way up the west Florida coast in Bonita Springs, Fla. on Sept 10, 2017. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Naples
Vehicles drive through a flooded street as Hurricane Irma passes through Naples, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: David Goldman/AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Fort Lauderdale
Two men walk their bicycle along a flooded street on the waterfront of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as Hurricane Irma passes through on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Miami
A boat is tipped at an angle along the dock at the Watson Island marina as Hurricane Irma passed through the area on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Manatee County
This photo provided by Michael Sechler shows a stranded manatee in Manatee County, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. The mammal was stranded after waters receded from the Florida Bay as Hurricane Irma approached. (Photo: Michael Sechler via AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Ft. Lauderdale
Sand covers Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd. after Hurricane Irma blew though Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Key West
Waves crash against the Southernmost Point in Key West, Fla., Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo: Rob O’Neal/The Key West Citizen via AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Miami
A truck is seen on its side after being blown over as Hurricane Irma passed through on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami, Fla. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Miami
A vehicle drives on flooded Brickell Avenue in Miami on Sept. 10, 2017, as Hurricane Irma passes. (Photo: Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Miami
Boats ride out Hurricane Irma in a marina on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami, Fla. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Tampa
The Tampa skyline is seen in the background as local resident Tim Scheu uses sea shells to play with his dogs Stella and Mister in Hillsborough Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma in Tampa, Fla. on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

North Miami Beach
Flood waters rise around signs at the Haulover Marine Center at Haulover Park as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Miami
A car is seen in a flooded street as Hurricane Irma passes through on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami, Fla. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Naples
A street is flooded as Hurricane Irma passes through Naples, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: David Goldman/AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Naples
An American flag is torn as Hurricane Irma passes through Naples, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: David Goldman/AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

North Miami Beach
A floundered boat is shown at the Haulover Marine Center at Haulover Park as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sept. 10, 2017, in North Miami Beach, Fla. (Photo: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Miami
A flooded street is seen in the Brickell area of downtown as Hurricane Irma passes through on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami, Fla. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Miami
A person walks through a flooded street in the Brickell area of downtown as Hurricane Irma passes through on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Miami
People take time to clear debris out of a drainage ditch to keep the area from flooding as Hurricane Irma passes through on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami, Fla. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Naples
Palm trees blow in the wind as Hurricane Irma passes through Naples, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: David Goldman/AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Miami
Boats ride out Hurricane Irma in a marina on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami, Fla. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Tampa
The Tampa skyline is seen in the background as local residents (L-R) Rony Ordonez, Jean Dejesus and Henry Gallego take photographs after walking into Hillsborough Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma in Tampa, Fla. on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Fort Lauderdale
Large waves produced by Hurricane Irma crash into the end of Anglins Fishing Pier Sept. 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Miami
Heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Irma are seen in Miami, Florida on Sept. 10, 2017.Hurricane Irma’s eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts, the US National Hurricane Center said. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Boynton Beach
A rough surf surrounds Boynton Beach inlet in Boynton Beach, Fla. (Photo: Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida

Naples
The winds from Hurricane Irma blow palm trees as it approaches Naples, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: David Goldman/AP)

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