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West Palm Beach Mayor Says City is Ready for Irma

7 Sep 2017, 8:22 pm

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio says that their city is ready for Irma.

WeatherNation talked to Muoio about the preparations her city is taking for Hurricane Irma.

“I think we are as ready as we can be. I don’t think you ever really know what you are going to be facing, but we have really excellent emergency managers and our emergency center is activated,” Muoio explained. “We are doing everything we can to get ready for this.”

A state of emergency was issued for Florida.

“Right now, we are under voluntary evacuations but as of tomorrow morning, it will be a mandatory evacuation for zones A and B,” Muoio said. “We also have a curfew starting 8 o’clock Saturday morning to 8 o’clock Monday morning, which means nonessential vehicles need to be off the road to make way for any emergency vehicles.”

As people prepare to leave the city, Muoio said that many gas stations are out of gas and all the others are packed with cars to fill up.

“The governor told us that he is trying to get more gas to us and we are hoping that that happens,” Muoio said.

Watch the video below to learn more on how West Palm Beach is preparing and to hear the interview in its entirety:

 

 

 

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