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Florida Bracing for Hurricane Irma Impact

8 Sep 2017, 3:55 pm

If you are in South Florida and have not yet evacuated, you still have time.

Officials across the state have been advising residents to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Governor Rick Scott urged residents to get a plan and be ready for life-threatening impacts.

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Go to FloridaDisaster.com right now to make sure you are ready. Please make sure you are ready and that your friends and loved ones have what they need. Get a plan. Be Prepared.

Rick Scott 发布于 2017年9月8日

“We can rebuild your home, but we can’t rebuild your life,” Scott said in the message.

When asked if Tampa is ready for Irma, Mayor Bob Buckhorn said that this is what they train for all year round.

“One of the blessings of living here is you get the opportunity to train for hurricanes, so we are prepared,” Buckhorn said.

And a view from a Hollywood, Florida beach showed that not everyone has evacuated. One resident told us that she doesn’t plan to evacuate until tomorrow.

What's it like at the Florida beaches? WeatherNation Field Correspondent Ben McMillan talks to a woman about her evacuation plan at the beach.

Posted by WeatherNation on Friday, September 8, 2017

Many gas stations have run out of gas around South Florida.

Traffic filled the streets as many continue to leave their homes for higher ground.

For more tips on how to prepare, click here.

Stay with WeatherNation for the very latest on Hurricane Irma.

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