‘This is a storm that will kill you if you don’t get of the way’
‘We can rebuild your homes, but we can’t rebuild your lives’ – Governor of Florida
The largest evacuation in US history is ongoing as much more than 5.6million individuals have been instructed to come out of Florida before Category 5 Hurricane Irma strikes the Sunshine State.
The state Gov. Rick Scott pressed people that had not still left yet to leave as quickly as possible on Friday.
He warned people who plan to stay, that they might have to ride out the threatening storm at their own risk.
He outlined that the major anxiety about the powerful hurricane is the forecasted storm surge which will come with the lashing gusts of wind and heavy rains.
Irma has brought on damage in the Caribbean, killing around 24 and leveling entire islands.
Large-scale damage has been reported on Barbuda and St Martin, with over 90 percent of structures damaged.
The hurricane currently is battering the northern coast of Cuba.