Florida Sheriff Warns Facebook Live Group: 'Don't Shoot At Hurricane Irma'

Gas Shortages Florida Irma

Gas Shortages Florida Irma

Irma, located about 115 miles (185 km) southeast of Key West on Saturday afternoon, was a Category 5 storm, the highest ranking possible, when it crashed into Cuba during the morning.

A storm surge warning is in place for the Florida Keys, Tampa Bay, and an extensive stretch of coastline wrapping most of the way around the state.

"The message has been clear: The Keys are going to be impacted".

"The response is a complete and total surprise to me", he told BBC.

Doctors were forced to talk a Florida woman through delivering her baby at home while Hurricane Irma's outer bands lashed Miami.

Forecast models had anticipated Irma turning north earlier than it did, said CNN meteorologist Judson Jones.

The city of Miami imposed a curfew until 7am this morning and more than 220,000 customers in Florida were without power this morning, utilities reported.

This is the wrath of Irma, now on the move. Police are urging residents to stay indoors and not venture outside.

"If you have been ordered to evacuate you need to leave now".

"Oh, so this goofy looking windy headass named Irma said they pulling up on us, lets show Irma that we shoot first", the Facebook Live event read.

"It's certainly one of those metropolitan areas where we have one of the greatest concerns, particularly with storm surge, particularly with inexperience", Feltgen said. "That is horrible. God that looks awful".

"At one point I thought we weren't coming", Kiffin said.

It's not a wall of water or a tsunami.

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FIU linebacker Anthony Wint played Friday night while he was unsure where his mother was.

"We're going to get through the winds, we'll get through the rain, depending on what the level of surge is", he said.

The wind sent a construction crane spinning on the roof of the Miami Worldcentre, a billion dollar mixed-use project near the home of the Miami Heat basketball team and the city's performing arts centre.

A tropical storm warning was in effect for west of Indian Pass to the Okaloosa/Walton county line and north of Fernandina Beach to South Santee River.

"He was staying in one of the classrooms", Khan explained.

Wint's family is fine.

Authorities are reportedly concerned looters could raid luxury homes abandoned by residents who have evacuated the area, reports The Miami Herald.

"There is no seawall whatsoever", Spuler said.

- A storm surge warning wraps around the state, from Brevard County to Tampa Bay. "The kids were excellent at compartmentalizing". Dozens of high school and college games were called off.

Before Harvey hit, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued an updated outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season on Aug. 9.

President Donald Trump declared a major disaster in the state of Florida on Sunday, making federal aid available to people affected by Hurricane Irma in nine counties already hit by the storm.

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