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Hurricane Irma leaves a path of destruction through the Caribbean, takes aim at Miami

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Hurricane Irma reached category five status Wednesday as she continued to carve a path of destruction through the Caribbean. The small island of Barbuda was the first to suffer the wrath of one of the most powerful storms to hit the Atlantic ever. Barbuda and Antigua PM Gaston Browne suggested that nearly 90 percent of the Island’s structures have been destroyed while over half of Barbuda’s inhabitants are now homeless as winds reached 185 mph.

As Irma continues to churn in the Caribbean, the eye of the storm has managed to stay off shore of Puerto Rico however has taken aim at Miami. Florida Governor Rick Scott has already declared a state of emergency in the Sunshine State and has advised citizen of southern Florida to evacuate. Moreover, Governor Scott has also indicated that Irma is “bigger, faster and stronger” than Hurricane Andrew who laid massive amounts of devastation to South Florida back in 1992.

Via the Huffington Post

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is urging residents and tourists to take Hurricane Irma seriously, warning that the record-breaking storm is “bigger, faster and stronger” than Hurricane Andrew, which devastated the state 25 years ago.

Scott implored people to “get out quickly” if local officials have ordered them to evacuate, adding that he had waived highway tolls across the state to streamline the process.

“Do not ignore evacuation orders,” Scott said during a news conference on Wednesday. “Remember: We can rebuild your home, but we cannot rebuild your life.”

Gas and water has already become scarce in the Miami area as residents continue to make preparations for Irma’s landfall which is expected to come next Monday.

So far the massive storm has been responsible for at least three deaths and damage that could take years to repair.

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