Hurricane Irma Bears Down on Florida, Miami Financial District Flooded

تم نشره في Sun 10 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
  • Hurricane Irma massive storm bears down on Florida - (BBC)

CAPITALS — Residents of mainland Florida are bracing for Hurricane Irma to hit, as conditions in the south of the state deteriorate.

The category four storm with sustained winds up to 130mph (209km/h) moved away from the Florida Keys and should make landfall on the west coast in hours.

High winds and storm surges are affecting the Miami area, with reports of flooding in the city's financial district.

More than 1m homes are without power.

More than 6.3 million people in Florida were told to evacuate, with warnings of a "life-threatening" storm surge.

Florida storm areas

Irma has already devastated parts of the Caribbean with at least 27 deaths.