Hurricane Irma’s chances increase for landfall in southern Florida

Hurricane Irma’s chances increase for landfall in southern Florida

increased the odds it will make landfall on the southern part of the Florida peninsula Sunday as a “dangerous major hurricane,” although it remains unclear where the main blow will fall, the said. The hurricane maintained its 175-mph strength and is expected to remain a major hurricane for the next three days. A major hurricane is one of at least Category 3 strength, which means winds of at least 111 […]

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Hurricane Irma: Palm Beach County orders mandatory evacuations

Hurricane Irma: Palm Beach County orders mandatory evacuations

Palm Beach County emergency officials on Thursday ordered about 125,000 residents to evacuate beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, before the potential arrival of . “Please evacuate as we are now telling you,” County Administrator Verdenia Baker said, urging residents to go to shelters, or stay with a friend or loved one. “Evacuate miles — not hundreds of miles.” The late afternoon announcement came nearly five hours after Florida Gov. Rick […]

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Hurricane Irma: Gov. Scott issues dire warnings for Floridians

Hurricane Irma: Gov. Scott issues dire warnings for Floridians

Gov. today warned Floridians that is more dangerous than any storm they’ve ever encountered, and eclipses from 1992 for potential chaos. “This is a catastrophic storm that our state has never seen,” Scott said during a stop at Palm Beach County’s Emergency Operations Center. Making the problem worse is the uncertainty of the forecast: “We do not know where the storm is going,” the governor said. He called it a […]

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Broward shelters open as Hurricane Irma heads toward Florida

Broward shelters open as Hurricane Irma heads toward Florida

South Florida is starting to hunker down as churns its way toward the state. While some people are evacuating to the north and others are fortifying their homes and staying there, other people are waiting out the storm at one of Broward’s 14 shelters which opened noon Thursday. County officials announced at 5 p.m. Thursday that the shelter was packed. They’re asking people seeking shelter there to instead go to […]

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Hurricane Irma: Last flight out of Fort Lauderdale airport Friday night

Hurricane Irma: Last flight out of Fort Lauderdale airport Friday night

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will be closed this weekend, with the last plane expected to depart at 7:45 p.m. Friday, before , Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief said. Sharief said garages at the airport are nearly full and travelers are not guaranteed a parking space. She warned that the airport and Port Everglades are not shelters, and their parking garages are not suitable for storing cars in the storm. Many flights […]

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