Florida residents say 'we pray we make it through — Hurricane Irma

Solenn Plantier
Septembre 13, 2017

"A very dangerous day is unfolding in the Florida Keys and much of West Florida", senior hurricane specialist Michael Brennan said.

Vermont is among the worst affected, with Irene bringing rainfall leading to the most serious flooding there for 75 years.

After more than a week of anticipation and dire warnings from public officials, Hurricane Irma battered the Florida coast Sunday.

Some 50,000 people have gone to shelters throughout the state, the governor said. "There will be life threatening winds tonight". Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the disaster. One of our units is shut down.

A month later, Ivan batters the Caribbean and southeastern United States, killing at least 108 including 38 in the US. "Your life, your family cannot be replaced".

"It quickly became clear that it was in the best interest of our players, coaches and fans to reschedule next week's Miami at Florida State game".

Higher winds, heavy rain and storm were expected Sunday.

The storm at points had been a Category 5 with winds of up to 185 miles per hour as it ripped through the Caribbean.

"The response is a complete and total surprise to me", he said. Savannah's airport, for example, said airlines had canceled all flights there by Saturday evening.

But then Irma made a more pronounced westward shift that put a bull's-eye on the Tampa area - the result of what meteorologists said was an atmospheric tug-of-war between weather systems that nudged Irma and determined when it made its crucial right turn into Florida.

Forecasters also warned tornadoes could form in large portions of the state.

People wade through a flooded street after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana, Cuba. He ordered federal funds to assist the state.

Police in Florida have reported a number of road traffic deaths in the last few hours.

Trump added that he had seen images of Irma's impact on the U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday morning.

"We're in a concrete building in the fourth floor. I don't know whether to laugh or sigh".

Ryon Edwards, who created the Shoot At Hurricane Irma event, posted an invitation with the note: "YO SO THIS GOOFY LOOKING WINDY HEADASS NAMED IRMA SAID THEY PULLING UP ON US, LETS SHOW IRMA THAT WE SHOOT FIRST".

"We want everyone to survive this hurricane", Scott told reporters. The new anticipated course of the storm will take it up Florida's west coast, a departure from earlier predictions.

HAMILTON: It has the potential to be pretty bad.

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