Irma weakens to a tropical depression, continues to pound SE U.S. with rain
(AP/FOX 46) - The National Hurricane Center says Irma has weakened into a tropical depression.
Authorities are reporting the first death in South Carolina related to Tropical Storm Irma.
Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley said 57-year-old Charles Saxon was cleaning limbs and debris outside his home in Calhoun Falls around 3 p.m. Monday when a limb fell on him.
Ashely said in a news release that Saxon died at the scene. An autopsy has been ordered.
The National Weather Service says winds in the area were gusting to around 40 mph (65 kph) at the time Saxon was killed. Calhoun Falls is located 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Greenville, South Carolina.
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Some, but not all, storm warnings in Florida have been discontinued, but storm surge is still expected along western Florida and from around Daytona Beach to South Carolina. South Carolina, Alabama and north central Georgia are expected to get 3 to 6 inches (7 to 15 centimeters) of rain with spots hitting 10 inches (25 centimeters).