Hurricane Irma is edging closer and closer to Florida as millions brace for impact. Evacuations and curfews have been ordered for millions of people. Fox News correspondent Joel Waldman is in Miami with the latest on the storm.
The outer bands of Hurricane Irma lashing the Florida Keys and whipping up strong surf in Miami. More than 6-million people in Florida have been ordered to evacuate ahead of Irma.
“This is your last chance to make a good decision. Do not put yourself or your family’s life at risk. We have been very aggressive in our preparation for this storm and now it’s upon us.”
A storm-surge warning has been issued for much of the south Florida and central Florida coastlines, past Tampa on the west coast and Melbourne on the east.
Coastal waters could rise 10 to 15 feet above normally dry land, completely inundating homes, businesses, and roads.
“Nobody’s out of the woods yet. I mean, the size of this hurricane is incredible.”
“A lot of anxiety because we don’t really know what is going to be happening.”
President Trump — monitoring the impact of hurricane Irma during a retreat at camp David — tweeted out a video message of support.
“I ask everyone in the storm path to heed all instructions get out of its way. We’re doing everything possible to save lives and support those in need and we’ve never seen anything like this. Together, we will recover, restore and rebuild.”