Hurricane Irma reached Florida, the First fatalities
The hurricane Irma has Sunday afternoon around ten on one (Dutch time) and the archipelago, the Florida Keys achieved. This reports to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
The eye of the storm is located above Key West, the extreme south-western point of the archipelago to the mainland of the state of Florida.
Now applies to various parts in Florida also have a tornado alarm. Already more than 1.1 million households would be without power to sit.
Road accidents due to bad weather in Florida already have at least three people killed, reports news channel ABC.
In Monroe County, was killed a man when he has the power over the wheel of his truck and lost. Also the two other deaths occurred in traffic.
According to a representative of the federal agency for disaster response, FEMA is the route of Irma, the only conceivable scenario for the Florida Keys, Monroe County, and the west coast of Florida.
Livestream: Hurricane Irma reached the Florida Keys
Florida has been days and bracing for Irma. The hurricane has one of the largest evacuatieoperaties in the history of the United States brought about. More than six million people are called to abandon the region.
After Irma previously for at least 22 deaths and heavy destruction caused in the Windward Islands and of Cuba is the expectation now that the west coast of Florida hit will be, including the great city of Tampa.
These days has Irma, who previously as a hurricane of the worst category of Sint Maarten very heavily struck, again the fourth category is reached with wind speeds up to 210 kilometers per hour.
Between Fort Myers and Tampa to the remaining residents, according to the meteorologists prepare for tidal waves of 4.5 metres high.
Hurricane Irma comes to Florida
The hurricane Irma has the American state of Florida is reached.
Irma is a hurricane of the fourth category and has wind speeds up to 210 kilometers per hour.
Florida must take into account more than 60 inches rainfall.
The National Hurricane Center fears for floods and mudslides.
More than six million people are called to abandon the region.
People who continue to be advised to take shelter against the storm.
In road accidents due to bad weather in Florida, people are killed.
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The National Weather Service in the southern Key West let to the inhabitants of Florida should be no doubt about the impact that this storm may have: “Take action now to get your life to protect. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation”.
The National Hurricane Center fears in addition to flooding and mudslides. Florida must take into account more than 60 inches rainfall.
Some two thousand flights have been delayed. Last night thousands of all their taken refuge in shelters while awaiting the arrival of the hurricane.
Uprooted trees and flooding, and by approaching hurricane in Florida