Florida preparing for Category 5 Hurricane Irma

Florida preparing for Category 5 Hurricane Irma”

"We throw all of our lawn furniture in the pool every time there's a hurricane, just throw everything in the pool and then dig it out after", Wright said.

"Every channel, while we were down there, had the whole storm on it", Brittany Palladino said. "You can go to most grocery stores now and there's no water available", he said. The most updated forecast for the storm does not list any land hazards at this time, but said the Leeward Islands should monitor the storm's progress.

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said his government was flying residents out of the six islands in the south in what he called the largest storm evacuation in the country's history.

On its current path the core of Irma, which the centre said was the strongest Atlantic storm on record, was expected to pass near or just north of Puerto Rico on Wednesday before scraping the north coast of the Dominican Republic on Thursday.

"We run a hotel", she said. "But yeah, I think we've already heard things like trees cracking and there's definitely going to be stuff down".

Hurricane #Katia Advisory 5: Hurricane Katia Forms in the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Sixty percent of the residents on the island are homeless, he revealed. "If your cars battery has been dead better fix it".

Irma began lashing Puerto Rico with rain at mid-morning. "Be prepared to shelter in place or evacuate", Wilding said.

Hurricane Irma - a Category 5 monster storm - was expected to roll over Branson's Necker Island Wednesday night.

SC evacuated much of its coast in October when Hurricane Matthew skirted the shoreline before coming ashore just north of Charleston with winds of 75 miles per hour. The company is donating $1 of every ticket booked on Wednesday, Sept. 6 to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

As Hurricane Irma hammers the Caribbean and could soon be wreaking havoc in Florida, JetBlue Airways is helping people evacuate by capping airfare at $99 for flights leaving the state.

But while its trajectory is still unknown, it's entirely possible Jose could curve northwards and avoid the Caribbean and the United States coast altogether. "We do have others inbound from other states".

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