Hurricane Irma reached the American state of Florida
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 currently located about 25 kilometers southwest of Key West, the extreme south-western point of the archipelago to the mainland of the state of Florida.
As soon as the Irma, the mainland is reached, she will likely to the western shoreline to follow. Between Fort Myers and Tampa to the remaining residents, according to the meteorologists prepare for tidal waves of 4.5 metres high.
The hurricane is currently a category 4, with winds of up to 215 kilometers per hour.
Uprooted trees and flooding, and by approaching hurricane in Florida
News agency AP reports that more than 170,000 people without power to sit in Florida. Governor Rick Scott recommended earlier inhabitants on their mobile phones to charge and use only if really needed.
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. Moreover, two-thirds of all the petrol stations have no petrol to get reports CNN.
In total, more than six million people called to their house to leave, more than 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.
More than 76,000 have lost power. Charge your cell phone now so you will have a full battery in case you lose power #FLPrepares
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02:45 – september 10, 2017
Cranes Miami turning around by heavy winds
The wind speed of the storm increases. The American Hurricane Center in Miami shared her Sunday morning (Dutch time) at force four. After the storm Cuba behind herself, took the wind and was the storm to category two.
The wind speeds are now walking up to 200 kilometres per hour. That will increase even more when Irma about a few hours, actually the mainland of Florida is reached. Thus she is ‘extremely dangerous’.
The National Hurricane Center warns the islands for the emerging water. Also for a large part of the coast of Florida is warning. The water can be up to 4.5 m rise.
Florida is waiting Irma off
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.
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Governor Rick Scott, reports that more than 170,000 people without power to sit in Florida, where the wind in the south, meanwhile, increases. He recommends people to use their mobile phones to charge and use only if really needed.
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It is according to Scott now too late to drive away from dangerous zones. Moreover, two-thirds of all the petrol stations have no petrol to get reports CNN.
In total, more than six million people called to their house to leave, a quarter of the total population.
The zoo Miami has its animals moved to a special stormvoorziening, reports ABC.
About 70,000 people are hiding in the nearly four hundred shelters, which the state has opened up. Also with the authorities in free bus transport to those centres.
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The authorities in Florida have detainees in prisons on the Keys to the mainland moved. It goes to 460 prisoners Saturday in buses to Palm Beach County were brought in.
The zoo Miami has its animals moved to a special stormvoorziening, reports ABC. Large amusement parks like Disneyworld and Universal Studios in Orlando close at high, except for a number of days their doors. It is for the sixth time in nearly sixty years that Disneyworld close.
About 70,000 people are hiding in the nearly four hundred shelters, which 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.
Zoo in Miami relocates animals in anticipation of hurricane Irma
The path that the hurricane Irma Saturday along the north coast of Cuba followed, is full of ravages left behind. The water in the Gulf of Mexico was high, whipped up and washed up far away in the streets of the capital Havana. Along hundreds of miles of coastline urged the sea to the land.
There are very little official data about victims. The American news agency, CNN reports, however, 24 deaths on the long Caribbean island. Thousands of residents of the coastal strip were by the army to shelters. The government had also about five thousand tourists from the hotels and resorts along the coastline to safer places to drop-off.
Immediately after the worst was over, came the army in action to the in a lot of places lost power again, and the roads along the coast free of trash. Many of the homes in the coastal strip are their roof is gone. According to The Guardian, alone, in the city of Santa Clara 39 houses under the forces of nature have collapsed.
To find info about available shelters by county, including shelters for people with special needs, visit https://t.co/s731O98Dq3
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21:08 – 09 september 2017
This is the path that hurricane Irma the next few hours travel in the direction of Florida