Cudjoe Key: Hurricane Irma Makes Its First U.S. Landfall



Cudjoe Key was the site of the first landfall.

Hurricane Irma made its first landfall in the U.S. in Cudjoe Key around 9:30 a.m.

That news was announced by the National Hurricane Center, which wrote, “Hurricane #Irma makes landfall at Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys.”

Three keys – Cudjoe, Big Pine Key and Summerland Key – were in the eye of the hurricane on Sunday morning.

The hurricane is also expected to make a second landfall in southwestern Florida, probably somewhere between Naples and Sarasota. The hurricane, at 8 a.m., was 110 miles from Naples. See ways to track Hurricane Irma’s location in real time here.

Cudjoe Key has a population of only about 1,700 people. It’s an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida.