These frightening messages say it all:
‘This is a storm that will kill you if you don’t get of the way’
‘We can rebuild your homes, but we can’t rebuild your lives’ Governor of Florida.
The largest evacuation in US history is underway as more than 5.6million people have been ordered to leave Florida before Category 5 Hurricane Irma strikes the Sunshine State.
The state’s Gov. Rick Scott urged people who hadnot left yet to leave as soon as possible on Friday.
He warned those who plan to stay, that they may have to ride out the dangerous storm at their own risk.
He explained that the biggest concern with the powerful hurricane is the predicted storm surge that will come along with the lashing winds and heavy rains.
The storm has the potential to do $125billion worth of damage when it strikes Miami and possibly much more.
Irma has caused devastation in the Caribbean, killing at least 24 and leveling entire islands.
Extensive damage has been reported on Barbuda and St Martin, with over 90 per cent of buildings wrecked.
The storm is currently battering the northern coast of Cuba.