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Because of Hurricane "Irma": In Florida 6.3 million have to leave their homes – World

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 | bitcoin updates

After Hurricane "Irma" has left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean, the US state of Florida is preparing for the worst scenario. Florida asked hundreds of thousands of other residents to leave their homes because of the approaching cyclone. The evacuation arrangement had now reached 6.3 million people, as the office of Governor Rick Scott on Saturday communicated. On Friday evening, the number had stood at 5.6 million inhabitants. Florida has 20.6 million inhabitants. More than 54,000 people have found shelter in about 320 emergency shelters established in Florida. Hundreds of thousands more people had taken care of an emergency shelter. It was expected that the storm reached Florida on late Saturday or Sunday. US President Donald Trump and Florida's governor Rick Scott called people to extreme caution. Scott said "Irma" is bigger than the state. "This is a deadly storm." The US weather service warned of torrential rainfall, floods and tornadoes. Irma "continued to slow down on his train to Florida, but is still considered extremely dangerous. The hurricane center in Miami dropped Saturday's storm into category 3 of the five-stage scale "Irma" reached the top of the Florida Keys on his journey across the north of Cuba, where he was able to reach an average of 205 kilometers per hour, "Irma" is one of the strongest storms ever measured in the region, and according to unofficial estimates, it cost more than 20 people in the Caribbean, and the center of the hurricane should reach the island group of the Florida Keys at Sunday Marathon. According to recent predictions, he could land with wind speeds of up to 257 kilometers per hour. "Nowhere in Florida Keys will be safe, "wrote the National Meteorological Service in the short news service Twitter. People still have time to get safe. The island chain has about 70,000 inhabitants. It is counted with meter-high storm floodsFor the entire southern coast of Florida, from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico, a warning of waves up to three meters high is valid. On Friday, "Irma" according to US meteorologists had the size of Texas. According to the predictions, the storm could descend to the west coast of Florida and not directly across the metropolitan area of ​​Miami. Nevertheless, meteorologists on both shores of the peninsula warned of hurricane winds and meter-high storm floods. For more areas, hurricane warnings were issued. In the east the danger zone stretched almost to Melbourne, in the west to Tampa.

In the metropolitan area of ​​Miami alone, the authorities called 650,000 people to leave their homes. It is the largest evacuation in the history of the region, said Carlos Giménez, mayor of the Miami-Dade district. Around 5.5 million people live in the region. The authorities opened on Friday additional emergency shelters. Also in Cuba, Hurricane "Irma" has already led to violent storms and tidal waves. Photo: ReutersThe evacuation measures, however, were made difficult in some places by the gasoline became scarce. The White House was troubled. The government lifted a legal regulation, according to which only tankers under US flag can deliver fuel from one American port to another, as the White House White House counsel, Tom Bossert, said. President Trump appealed to the people in the affected areas and to listen to the recommendations of the authorities. "This is a storm with an absolutely historical destruction potential," he explained. Models of the hurricane center see "Irmas" train reaching up to Atlanta. As a result, floods are also expected on the coasts of Georgia, South and North Carolina. Warnings also apply to coastal cities like Savannah and Charleston. "IrmaIn the Caribbean," Irma "had caused devastating damage in Cuba, and some areas were considered uninhabitable. The CNN radio reported at least 24 deaths. Sint Maarten and Saint Martin, between the Netherlands and France, were hit hard. The French Minister of the Interior, Gérard Collomb, estimated the number of deaths there and eight in the other French overseas territories. Already before, one person had died on Anguilla (Great Britain) and Barbuda. There were reports of looting. At Sint Maarten, some 200 Dutch soldiers ensured order. 70% of the infrastructure is estimated to be destroyed by the Navy.Video08.09.2017, 08:36 Uhr00: 31 Min.Florida faces 'Irma' On the island of Puerto Rico, which belongs to the USA, and the American Virgin Islands, at least seven people died. Up to nine meters high waves hit the island. Hundreds of thousands were without electricity. It is expected that the number of deaths could continue to rise as "Irma" is already approaching the next hurricane "José". He was climbed to category 4. The bitter-haired Haiti came off against all fears relatively lightly. A man was missing on Friday as missing, as the head of the civil protection, Jerry Chandler communicated. On Friday, the foothills of "Irma" moved over Cuba. The storm brought strong winds, heavy rain and waves up to four meters high. From the north coast of Cuba, thousands of tourists have been transported to safer areas. (AP)


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