September 12, 2017 / 2:50 AM / in a month

Irma weakens into post-tropical cyclone: NHC

Debris floats in floodwaters after Hurricane Irma in Jacksonville, Florida U.S. September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela

(Reuters) - Former hurricane Irma has weakened further into a post-tropical cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

The storm system, about 100 miles (165 km) east-southeast of Birmingham, Alabama with maximum sustained winds of 25 miles per hour (40 km per hour), is likely to continue weakening throughout the day, the NHC said.

(NHC corrected wind speed to 25 miles per hour)

Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in Bengaluru; editing by John Stonestreet

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