Florida governor Rick Scott "GET OUT QUICKLY"
|Wed, September 6, 2017 at 10:26 AM|
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- The path: Irma is moving through the Caribbean. It's too early to tell whether it will make landfall on the US mainland, but forecasts show it could turn toward Florida over the weekend.
- The strength: It's currently a Category 5, the highest possible on the hurricane scale. It packs winds of 185 mph, making it one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded.
- The emergency preparations: Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency. Stores are already running out of supplies, like bottled water and hardware.