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Hurricane Irma threatens to engulf Florida, millions of Americans told to flee; take a look

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Sat September 09 2017, 11:55 am
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    The forecast for Hurricane Irma's path has shifted to the southwest of the heavily populated Miami metro area as time runs out to evacuate. The enormous storm regained Category 5 status late Friday as winds hit 160 mph (260 kph). Forecasters expect the storm to be near the Florida Keys on Sunday morning and approach the state's southwest coast by that afternoon. Florida government Rick Scott said people who didn't leave the state Friday night would have to ride out the storm at their own risk.

    In this NASA GOES satellite image, Hurricane Irma can be seen driving toward Florida passing the eastern end of Cuba. Take a look on how people are preparing to deal with the Hurricane Irma:

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    People walk past a boarded up business in advance of Hurricane Irma's expected arrival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    A resident carries a few belongings as he leaves his home for a local shelter preparation for Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    Residents use scavenged materials to protect their home in preparation for Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Florida, US.(Reuters)

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    Dark clouds are seen over Miami's skyline prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma to south Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    The blocked main gate of Homestead Air force Base is seen as Hurricane Irma approaches Homestead, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    Palm trees sway in the wind prior to the arrival of the Hurricane Irma in Caibarien, Cuba. (Reuters)

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    The Miami skyline is seen ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    The Miami skyline is seen in the background as men fish ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    The Miami skyline is seen in the background as boys fish ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    A woman walks past palm trees ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    A tourist poses for a picture at a pier in South Beach prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma to south Florida, in Miami, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    Residents discuss evacuation plans in preparation for Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    In one of the country's largest evacuations, about 5.6 million people in Florida more than one-quarter of the state's population were ordered to leave, and another 540,000 were ordered out on the Georgia coast. (Reuters)

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    Local residents stand by the ocean prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma to south Florida, in South Miami, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    Miami Beach Police Department officers speak at an intersection ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida, US. (Reuters)

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    The most severe storm surge is projected for a more than 200-mile stretch of southern Florida coast from Miami to north of Fort Myers, while the Florida Keys also are expected to see significant surge. (Reuters)

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