Hurricane Irma can engulf the whole state of Florida with its strong and powerful winds, which comes with heavy rain and surging seas. There were curfews for Saturday in some U.S. counties due to Storm. The authorities opened more shelter in order to provide protection to the people from the upcoming natural disaster.
Hurricane Irma is now considering as one of the most powerful hurricanes in the history of Florida which is all set to hit the state with a great destruction and everyone is seeking cover from the deadly storm.
Hundreds of thousands of citizens are moving to the crowded shelters of the county which also lead jamming highways. This is the largest evacuation in the history of Florida.
The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long described the Irma as “a threat that is going to devastate the United States, either Florida or some of the southeastern states.”
Hurricane Irma has already hit the Caribbean islands and took lives of at least 20 people, the affected chain of the islands includes Barbuda, Anguilla and the United States Virgin Islands.
The hurricane made landfall on Cuba’s Camaguey Archipelago at late Friday, the hurricane remains Category 5 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
In a news conference, Florida Power and Light Company’s chief executive Eric Silagy said, the power cuts were supposed to affect around 9 million citizens in the state or 4.1 million customers. According to Silagy, the power loss would be affected every part of the state. It could be the largest affected customer number in the history of the state.
Governor Rick Scott said in a statement, “If you do not leave by noon tomorrow, you need to be prepared to get to the closest available shelter.”
“After noon tomorrow, it will not be safe for anyone in these coastal counties along the west coast to travel, and it will not be safe for the law enforcement officers who will need to rescue you.”