Florida is experiencing the first effects of the approaching hurricane Irma

Florida is experiencing the first effects of the approaching hurricane Irma

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

Hurricane Irma is 175 km away from Key West in Florida, but the American state observes the consequences of the hurricane which, according to predictions grow from strength to strength.

Governor Rick Scott reports that tens of thousands of people without power to sit in Florida, where the wind in the south, meanwhile, increases. On the images of CNN is to see how cranes in Miami by the wind to rotate.

It is according to Scott now too late to drive away from dangerous zones. In total, more than six million people called to their house to leave, a quarter of the total population.

The call was primarily intended for people living in poorly built houses to live in. It comes to the largest evacuation in the history of the region, said mayor Carlos Giménez of Miami-Dade.


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About 70,000 people are hiding in hundreds of hiding places that the state has opened up. Also with the authorities in free bus transport to those centres. The airport of the city is still open, but many flights are cancelled.

Irma is toned down to a hurricane of the third category, but is expected to be above the warmer waters south of Florida to the second highest level.

To find info about available shelters by county, including shelters for people with special needs, visit


Time of placing
21:08 – 09 september 2017


This is the path that hurricane Irma the next few hours travel in the direction of Florida

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