Hurricane Irma is moving a little west. The Category 5 Hurricane ready to hit Florida is first a great danger to the Florida Keys on SUNDAY. Storm surge is expected to be 10-12 feet. Please pray for the people of Florida.
IRMA HITS THE KEYS ON SUNDAY:
Meteorologists expect the powerful hurricane to hit the Sunshine State between 5am and 7am ET on Sunday.
‘Obviously Hurricane Irma continues to be a threat that is going to devastate the United States,’ Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said at a press conference Friday morning. ‘We’re going to have a couple rough days.’
The storm was first downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 4 earlier on Friday morning, but as of 5pm ET on Friday, it is predicted to hit the U.S. as a Category 5. This will only be the fourth time ever a Category 5 has hit US mainland.
As of 6.30pm ET Friday, the hurricane is moving west at 12 mph and located 345 miles southeast of Miami.
Government officials along with the National Hurricane Center have cautioned that Irma is ‘extremely dangerous’ with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. That’s strong enough to bring down power poles, uproot trees and rip the roofs off of homes.
In preparation for what is predicted to be the most powerful hurricane to hit the United States in years, an estimated 1.4million people have been given mandatory evacuation orders in both Florida and Georgia.
THE TRAFFIC LEAVING FLORIDA IS BUMPER TO BUMPER:
A BUSINESS OWNER CUTTING PRICES INSTEAD OF GOUGING:
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