Hurricane Irma turns toward the Florida Keys

Trevor Jackson
September 10, 2017

Meanwhile, Florida Power and Light (FPL) estimated that almost 3.4 million of its customers could be without power at some point during Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Center spokesman and meteorologist Dennis Feltgen said overnight that while Miami won't get the core of Irma it will still get life-threatening hurricane conditions.

Irma has been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, but it is expected to strengthen before reaching Florida, it added. The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said anyone who stayed on the archipelago will have to wait for help if they need it.

Residents of the Keys were among 6.3 million people ordered to evacuate the state, including 700,000 added by Governor Rick Scott on Saturday.

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Red Cross shelter coordinator Steve Bayer said most people at shelters are grateful and happy. Speaking from the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, he urged people to heed evacuation orders.

At least 21 people have been killed so far after the Category 5 storm ravaged islands in the Caribbean, flattening buildings and wrecking infrastructure.

Some of the webcams have even been connected to separate battery packs in the event power is lost due to infrastructure damage from the storm.

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