Expecting Hurricane Irma, emergency declarations in many U.S. areas


However, Irma’s path remains uncertain yet. “This state of emergency allows our emergency management officials to act swiftly in the best interest of Floridians without the burden of bureaucracy or red tape,” Scott explained. He even spoke to President Monday night. The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard. Rosselló warned the public on Sunday that the island could feel Irma’s wrath around noon Wednesday.

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Computer models show the system moving through the Caribbean, and by the end of week, it will turn right toward the north, meteorologists said. A string of Caribbean islands are now under hurricane warnings, including Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Martin/Sint Maarten and St. Barts, the hurricane center said. Irma is expected to remain a “dangerous major hurricane” through the week and could directly affect the British and US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas. Cape Verde storms, as Hurricane Irma is, frequently become some of the largest and most intense hurricanes.


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