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florida as well. we will see you back here on monday, september 11th. much more to come on "hannity," up next. >> sean: many thanks to our friends on "the five." this is a fox news alert. our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in the state of florida. why? they are in the direct path of a massive hurricane, hurricane irma. it could be a devastating category for ten storm by the time it's the state on sunday morning. pete officials have asked 5.6 million people to evacuate. rick scott is now warning residents to get out before it's too late. on the ground, our own steve harrigan. is it from the storm or suffering apart? >> this is the start of things, the wind has picked up each
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hour, no rain yet but already biscayne bay off to my left is topping over the walls here. there's a real sense of fear when you talk to people across florida, especially here in the miami area. they are afraid that a destructive, deadly storm is on the way, no matter where it makes landfall, everyone in south florida, especially is going to be hurt by this. they are also fearful of the decisions they have to make it, many of them waiting under the last minute to make it. it's a bad decision. either stay in your home which could be destroyed by the winds, or completely underwater by the surge, or get on the road, get on the highway. 5.6 million people have been asked to evacuate. that's double the previous largest evacuation and they are being asked basically to get onto roads and to drive the entire state of florida because that's the only safe place to be come out of the state entirely. either on the florida turnpike or on i-95 headed north. on both those roads, there's
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been lots of problems. shortages of gasoline, hotels, you move along at a 5-mile-per-hour clip. it there's a real fear you could be trapped on the highway during the storm. to stay or go, it's tough for both sides in the spirit the category 4 storm could really wreak havoc here. that means it's going to tear roofs off, uproot trees and the surge with 10 inches of rain could do tremendous damage. officials are bowing to do everything in their power to save lives but there are limitsn the storm. officials have said during the first 72 hours, you may be on your own. sean, back to you. >> sean: steve, we will check in throughout the night. rick leventhal is in the tome to daytona beach, florida. >> a mandatory evacuation order went into effect for the beach at 5:00 this afternoon.
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anyone in low-lying areas in volusia county was told they should have already gotten out and if they haven't yet, they should pack up their stuff tonight and tomorrow morning move it to one of the 21 shelters that are opening tomorrow across his county. the conditions will get worse and worse tomorrow, afternoon into tomorrow night. around midnight or later, the winds will and started kicking in volusia county. and sometime late sunday, perhaps 48 hours from now, we are told to expect hurricane force winds and 3-5-foot storm surge. and rain, up to 8 inches. a lot of flooding and streets should be underwater. power lines will come down. residents need to be ready for that. help could be slow to arrive because of the emergency conditions, people are trying to get across the entire state. people have been boarding up, getting sandbags, trying to get ready for this storm.
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for the volusia county sheriff, the prospect of having to make rescues, one reason they put a curfew in place starting at 4:00 p.m. on sunday. they are encouraging people not to venture outside. >> we are still on the dirty end of the storm come out of the hurricane. wind and rain are going to be a major factor for us. of course you always have somebody who does something stupid and now it puts my responders in danger because they have to go out and save that person. >> sean, all of the oceanfront hotels are already closed or kicking out there guess as of tomorrow morning. the bridges are all going to close between the beach and mainland on sunday morning when the winds get up to a certain speed. anyone who is still on the beach as of sunday, late sunday morning or sunday afternoon will have to stay on the beach until the storm passes, which will probably be monday or tuesday.
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>> sean: adam housley is in key largo florida. adam, what's going on there? >> first evacuation, we are here in the keys. most take it out. we've met a lot of people in the last couple of days who did not get out before and said this time, they will take the warning seriously and they are going to leave. for the most part, there are no cars on the road. most people that wanted to leave did not do so. the last bus has got off the island. you either have to hitch a ride or get your own car. most people are basically here to stay at this point. we are in the last place we know if that's open in the keys, tower of pizza. your family has been here for 30 years. i've got to ask, i know everything is nice and calm but of course it will change, we are expecting tropical storm winds at 2:00 at the latest. >> yes, we are all scared but we're sticking together. >> with the whole state under evacuation, did you have any other options close to mike >> i
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think they do think we are crazy. we had options but we thought best for us to stay here and stick together as a family and do our best. >> you do have a cat 5 location, a home that's built to withstand a cat five location? >> yes. >> see a lot of locals that normally would have stayed who decided not to. >> most of them are gone. some of them are staying but most are gone. they changed their minds. >> all right, good luck. we also talked to the sheriff department and went out on a call a few moments ago. they are getting calls about welfare checks. families outside of the state of florida calling into the keys, urging them to go out and convince their family members to leave. they are having to do that besides their other calls. once the sustained winds get up to 45-50 miles an hour, they are not going to go out except for absolute emergency situations. sean, we are starting to feel the wind. by this time tomorrow night, we
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will be in the thick of it. >> sean: thank you a lot, adam. i checked in with my share of friend and his deputies, they all were getting ready -- getting homeless people off the street as early as two days ago. it seems like the state was beyond prepared. the governor really got the word out and it seems like everybody did the right thing and those that were asked to leave, left, right? >> yeah, absolutely. they did a great job down here in the keys. the monroe county sheriff is here. they were surprised with how many people actually took the warning. there was a lot of preparation here. we saw a lot of emergency services on the keys, staging for when this thing -- once it moves through it so they can go out and do some of those rescues. they are as prepared as they are going to be with the category 55 hurricane coming through here. >> sean: last question. they were having problems and the governor rightly reached out to neighboring states, with
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gasoline and fuel into the state as well as replenishing and stocking the stores that literally were empty at one point. did the stores get restocked and gasket ends of the people could get out? >> down here, yes. at the southern, we've been over at this area. they got gas and water. it's all closed up now but up until last night, they were still some places opened. if people need to gas and water, they had enough to get out. right now, sean, it comes down to are you prepared? you're basically here to stay at this point and you better prepare and do what they can to help you but there's no guarantees. >> sean: adam, stay safe, my friend. we will be watching all weekend long. bryan llenas. we are at the heart of where we expect this is going to hit. the southwestern coast, naples and fort myers, the eastern side
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of florida and the whole state will be engulfed by the spirit was going on? >> the port of miami completely closed off. the largest passenger port in the entire world, really. it's completely shut down. if you come to look over your on this side, we will start seeing some of the boats. at the big concern is storm surge. this is bayside. normally on a friday night, this would be packed with people. those boats bringing people towards some of the largest homes and most expensive properties. they are tied and double tied but we are expecting anywhere from 3-6-foot storm surges. for the water to really reach this wall. look at this bayside shopping, the police tape. nothing is boarded up. if you look over here behind me, maybe we can get a shot at the condo buildings. this is a mandatory evacuation zone.
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660,000 people, there still people in those condos. they still have some time to leave. but that window is really short because come tomorrow, once those tropical storm winds start hitting at 35 miles an hour plus, no rescue crews will be on the road. that's why governor rick scott is asking them to the decision tonight, to get to where you need to be and it better not be at a hotel because they are likely booked unless you have a reservation. find yourself in a shelter or make those preparations now. at 155 miles an hour, we were talking 20-30-40 stories above the ground. that's infinitely worse up there. more than that. they don't want you there at all. that's the message to get people out as quickly as they can. a lot of comparison to hurricane andrew. this is going to be bigger and larger. not only because of the size but hurricane andrew made landfall, it was in homestead florida. that was not downtown miami in terms of the full throttle of
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that storm. it was only 30 miles wide, that i. it was fully destructive. we are talking about a lot larger space. it would be the first time this city has faced this type of storm. they are urging people to leave, that water will come at least through here, for sure. >> sean: i hope these people he had that. we are looking at the lights on behind you. at certain people are still in there or maybe some just left the lights on? >> i can't say for sure because i did not go in that building but the hotel we're staying at down the block, that hotel, it's threatened by water but still fully functional and opened. we spoke to people at the supermarket, no mark food for people. some people said they were staying. others were leaving. a little bit of a mixed bag inside that supermarket. while i can't say for sure it's 100% not full, given what we have seen today, we see that
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people are really set on staying. we haven't had that storm. i grew up and everyone said that storm was coming and it never hit that hard except for wilma. i went through that and now it's category 3. this is something we've never experienced before. there are a lot of people new to florida. that's why i think we are hearing the governor and other state officials plead with people to listen. give some people that are miami-dade for life and they say they will stay in their homes. including andrew. we will see, sean. >> sean: thank you so much, bryan. i know there are weather warriors that think they can ride this out. listen, from the bottom of my heart, i urge you, don't worry about the property. protect your lives and your family. please. thank you for so much. adam klotz is in the extreme weather center. she has the latest on the path of hurricane irma. adam, what is going on? >> the eyeball of this storm is riding on the coast of cuba, wins at 155 miles an hour.
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a consistent west movement, from here we are expecting this thing to hug the coast of cuba and move up the coast a little bit before making a turn tomorrow, going back out oversea and going back towards south florida by the end of the week. here is how that is set up. currently category 4 storm. the water between cuba and florida is very warm. it could pick up a little intensity, maybe the wind speeds pick up. we are back up to category 5. landfall coming. if there are folks watching in south florida, you need to know that the weather will start deteriorating well before the storm makes the 8:00 a.m. sunday landfall. think all day saturday, things slowly getting worse across south florida. the wind will continue to pick up. here's another model of this thing running. wind gusts. you go from that category 4 storm, it runs back over this very warm water and you get this explosion, the bright colors, those are even
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stronger winds. perhaps just the strongest wind, clearly our models are suggesting this makes landfall on the western side of florida and maybe runs inland but mostly the western side. the winds will be the most powerful where you come on land. that's where the winds will be able to push up the biggest storm surge. take a look at the storm surge forecast. very low across the portion of south florida. sea level, you're not very high from sea level already. maybe 10 feet. an entire first floor for a building. the southwestern side of the state, i think storm surge for disk because of these wins is going to be a really big story. we are under a hurricane warning for all of south florida. watch a little farther north, i suspect that the system continues to come together. that eventually will become a warning as well. just now at this hour, sean, we are beginning to see some of these bands move closer and
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closer. folks that are still in southern florida right now to be not noticing things, they will start to deteriorate on saturday and then we have our landfall on sunday morning. >> sean: let's talk about the exact, direct hit? my second home is in naples, florida. i have a lot of friends, lee county, colliers county. with the direct hit if you had a guess no? >> if our latest models, we are still waiting for that turn. i will put two models and motion for you now. we are running up the coast. this is where you have to know when exactly it will turn. currently the models are bringing it in. really getting you down on the extreme south western side of the state. running up along tampa through the middle of the state. really the east side for now, perhaps things are looking a little bit better. we are still waiting for that turn so unfortunately, sean, this could shift a little bit. >> sean: one more state, the whole state is engulfed.
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i know -- a lot of friends of mine are living in florida. okay, if they move in the how much safer -- you watch, the whole state is covered. if they move in the how far inland do they think they have to go? obviously they will have to worry about flooding but there will still be high winds and the real effects and impact of a hurricane? they will be safer inland, correct? >> you will be safer inland because of the surge. anywhere along the coast, the low areas, 3-6 feet. some spots getting up to 10 feet. inland -- the wins will back down a bit, not a lot. i don't think you will escape the winds if you stay in florida entirely. it's worth it to get out of the storm surge. >> sean: joining us now, ed henry. he joins us from fema headquarters in washington. i i have the governor and pam bondi -- one of the things i
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really like with texas, it seems like the federal government has been coordinating from the get-go here. i was told by sources in the white house, they have prepositioned food, water, medicine, cots, blankets, supplies. four navy ships, mad dog mattis, defense secretary, behind the storm to help our friends in florida that will need a lot of assistance. what else can you tell us? >> yes, sean. and i am told that some of the ships you are talking about from the defense department are trying to go into spots before irma hits, get basically critical supplies in and then get out before jose hits down the road as well. and maybe have to get back in. this is what is critical, you are getting a rare look. inside the fema national response coronation center. there are about 200 people working tonight around the
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clock. trying to respond to a whole series of storms. also floods that have been in missouri, wildfires out in california. they are working on that as well. on duty at this hour, what is known as the blue team for fema. basically two different groups of people working 12-hour shifts, sean, they have been working since last thursday dealing with harvey. they are going to go to this coming thursday dealing with irma and harvey -- since that recovery and response is not finished, by the way, they will potentially be able to jose. then they handed off to the gold team that comes in with two more groups, 12-hour shifts again, around the crock clock. they have 14 critical emergency support systems that they try to ordinate. what's going on with the hospitals, energy and power? the structure, the roads, bridges, airports, transportation, moving people around from shelters. they have budget issues to deal
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with. you mentioned president trump, the federal response, they've gotten high marks so far. there's a split and resources. 75% of the money spent by the federal government, 25% spent by individual states. i'm told in the initial hours, what happens is the federal government basically tries to rush in as much support as they can. they are not sitting around looking for reimbursement checks when they are trying to save critical lives. the most frantic for the people working tonight is before the storm, before the hurricane force winds that you heard all of our great correspondence talking about because that's when the prepositioning that you mentioned happens. i have talked to officials in the white house that say that's one of the biggest lessons they've learned from hurricane katrina. doing more before it hits and then windows hurricane force winds hit, there's not much they can do. here are the operations center. then they get intense with the work load, sean. once the hurricane force winds move through florida. they try to get the assessment
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teams. are the bridges working? can we get trucks and vehicles in with gasoline, food, water? if the roads are messed up and airports are messed up, there is a lot of work in the days ahead. >> sean: ed henry, i am often critical of big government. it's nice to occasionally see them get their act together and coronation with state and local government both in texas and now in the lead up to this huge storm. it's actually refreshing. thoughts and repairs remain with those people. we have a lot more coming up tonight. more coverage on hurricane irma that is now set to slam florida. when we come back, joe bastardi, our meteorologist. pam bondi, florida's attorney general and much more as we continue our coverage. for their own frequent heartburn. and all day, all night protection. when it comes to heartburn, trust nexium 24hr.
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officials and the white house and fema. everybody seems to be prepositioned, prepared to evacuate. you've been working with other states to get gas necessary for the people, food and supplies have been brought in expeditiously. tell us what's going and how prepared is the state? >> sean, it is in god's hands now. i tell you what, we cannot be more prepared. it's been everywhere constantly and thank goodness, people are listening to rick scott. over 335,000 sheets of lumber from home depot. that should tell you that people are listening, boarding up their houses. i sat in president trump's officer and he cared. truly cares about our state. scott pruitt, he let us do blended gas. lead up on some of the regulations for 20 days for us. what drives the prices of fuel
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down for our state. i cannot think fema enough. it state, local, federal government. we are seeing it work. it's working well in florida. there some naked corporations. so much good out there. of course, we are always going to have the bad ones. my job unfortunately is to have to deal with a lot of the bad. over 7700 completes just what the emergency orders being issued. >> sean: i heard this earlier today. we've got to give credit where credit is due. i know the ceo of home depot and he called too early in the week. what can we do? jetblue was giving flights out of florida for $99 and other airlines, to their credit, followed suit as well. you said 7700? cases of water that would normally go for three dollars or five dollars and being sold for $40? >> if you are gouging in my state, i'm coming after you. i will be on the show with you,
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naming these businesses. i hope floridians never walk in those doors again. jetblue, american, united, delta, they've all been incredible. amazon has been working so well. home depot called me. said what you need? they are delivering trucks, pretty much everyone has been amazing for the most part. of course we've had some bad actors and we always will. people, please call my price gouging hotline. so we can help you. >> sean: it really is amazing. in times like this, you see people come together. we saw it in texas and we are seeing it now in florida. the warnings have been going out for days and days. if you're coastal or in southern florida, get out of the way. protect your lives and your families. it's nice to see these companies and corporations in the government use the information, satellite technology, meteorology to protect people's lives. a lot of good so far that we've
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seen this week, with the coordination between state, local, federal levels. do you think everything's prepositioned coming in after the storm to help all the people that will need help? >> i do. again, everything we are prepositioned -- it is in god's hands right now. people have to listen. people could still leave, it's important to know that. please leave. your possessions can be replaced, your family members, your pets cannot. leave with your medications and prescriptions. get out of here. it is not too late. the highways are open. if you have to sit in traffic, you have plenty of time to get out. get out. if you're going to stay, board up your house. keep plenty of supplies. sean, if you are gouging in florida, we will come after you. this is not the time to be taking advantage of our fellow for liberty end. >> sean: our thoughts and prayers with all our friends and neighbors, this is a big one.
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one of the other great stories, the airlines were also allowing people to bring their pet for free. i could never leave my pets behind. i know you have a big dog. >> yes, you know my st. bernard. they've been great. >> sean: i've never seen a dog that big. >> he loves you. >> sean: it would take up all of jetblue itself. biggest dog i've seen. my best to you and the governor and all the people of florida. two nuclear power plants in the direct path of this massive storm. joining us now, chief of communications, rob gould is with us. when you go back to the last hurricane, there was a lot of damage to the nuclear site. and i guess my main question is, this is such an important issue. how safe are those sites? are they able to sustain 160 mile-per-hour winds on the coast? >> yes, sean.
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let me set the record straight. there really was no damage to the site at all. just south of miami, the actual nuclear facility itself was not damaged. the eye of it stored went right overhead. a cat 5 hurricane andrew in there was no damage to the nuclear facilities. nuclear facilities are the strongest in the world as far as construction. we are talking about 6'6" concrete surrounding the integrity. you have redundancy upon redundancy upon redundancy after that. again, if you go back to the fact that we had and i go directly over hurricane andrew in 1992, go over the site of hurricane andrew and had no damage to the facility itself, i would add in 2004, st. lucie site up north of
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west palm beach, we had a hurricane and jeanne overhead and there was no damage to -- >> sean: this creates a lot of damage. you are saying there was not a lot of money spent on the result of that hurricane? >> no... these were some off-site facilities. off property so to speak. the actual nuclear reactor itself, the facility itself, no damage at all. >> sean: we are really hoping in that particular case. we do expect people will lose power, i assume? >> well, yes. we've been very clear enough. we go from the georgia line all the way down towards the keys and back up towards tampa. 90% of our customers are within 20% -- 20% of our customers -- 90% of our customers are within 20 miles of the coast line. we are going to see some damage. we've been very clear that what we will see is not necessarily a
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restoration which could take days or hours, we are talking about a rebuild. >> sean: thank you, sir. we wish you the best. we are all playing for that power plant to stay safe. more on the massive category category 4 hurricane irma.
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moving along the north coast of cuba. this is going to weaken the storm a little bit. the more powerful a storm is, the more slight disruptions could naturally reconnect. i don't want people to think that it will not be a severe hurricane because what happens is this, it will get over the very warm water in the florida street and the mid-upper levels. then i the dynamics. what's happening here, we've been preaching this for a few days. instead of letting rita and katrina, they weakened from 5 t, this one is liable to go the other way. as he said, it will go to a 5 before he gets to the florida keys sunday morning. and then when it goes in for good, around naples, becoming more confident on that track on the west coast, this is liable
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to be a category 5 from there. even though it's coming into the west coast, we are still expecting a sizable hurricane surge and a sizable hurricane on the east coast, too. the entire state, the entire peninsula will be directly impacted and in a catastrophic way across the south. >> sean: what happened in barbuda? we've seen a little bit of the absolute power of this hurricane. you are saying it will come out weekend up at the time it reaches -- you are saying somewhere between miami and fort myers and naples area, which happens to be my second home, i have a lot of friends there and lee and collier county -- how does that also impact the east coast, palm, west palm beach, et cetera? let's talk about central florida, orlando. let's talk about the wind speeds in tampa, jacksonville. then savannah through atlanta up until the carolinas and what you
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expect in all these cities. walk us through the entire path of this storm. >> i believe the landfall is going to occur on the southwest coast. i'm not trying to downplay the miami area. i think miami and sunday afternoon, that's when it is worse in miami. we will get wind gusts up to 10. the devastation in the florida keys, i was watching those people in the florida keys, they may get cut off. it would not surprise me if some of these bridges out there got washed over. that's how severe this could be. that's what happened in 1935 with the labor day hurricane. we are looking at wind gusts up to 150, 175 miles an hour. some might blow away before. same kind of thing may happen in naples, bonita springs, where this makes a final landfall. the eye on the eastern side. move up the coast.
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west palm beach, late sunday or sunday night. tampa, orlando, across daytona beach -- wind gusts up to 100 miles an hour. very late sunday night into monday morning. monday afternoon, up to jacksonville, st. augustine, gainesville. probably 80 miles an hour to 10. then, gus late monday to monday night and up into atlanta where i think atlanta could get a hurricane gust for its wind. when i look at charleston, charleston is going to get strong northeast winds tomorrow but the maximum cost on monday may only be 56-60 miles an hour. >> sean: my friend, sheriff mike scott works for the county down there. you are saying 160-170, may be 180 miles an hour in naples, bonita springs, fort myers? >> yeah, when this goes ashore,
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if you're looking at category 5 hurricane -- what i most afraidn this year, the storms intensifying as they come to the coast. if you saw that with harvey, right? emily just developed. even though it was a minor tropical storm, it developed late in july. in people's backyards. the opposite pattern. >> sean: if you are on the shore in naples, florida, you'd be out? and fort myers? >> i would be near naples, italy. not naples, florida. >> sean: we always love your historic references. you always talk about with the same conditions, there's a history that a lot of times these storms follow. you nailed this from the beginning as he did texas. it helps people out a lot. it saves lives. let me come back, we will talk to the mayor of fort myers. we heard joe bastardi, that city is in a direct path along with naples and bonita springs.
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>> sean: fox news alert. hurricane irma bearing down on the island of cuba as we speak and it's heading towards the great state of florida. now on the phone, the mayor of fort myers, florida, randall henderson jr. with us. mr. mayor, you know i am a part-time resident of southwest florida. i've so many friends. he just heard joe bastardi,
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160-170, potentially 180. naples, fort myers, bonita springs. beyond serious. are you confident you've been able to evacuate all the neighboring towns that are evacuated? >> sean, i am very confident in that. we've been moving people out. many of them on a voluntary basis. now more aggressively to shelter. i'm happy to report that we are getting a lot of cooperation. we are moving people to keep them safe. >> sean: i have so many friends down there, it's disheartening. as the governor of florida, he said it we can replace property. we cannot replace human lives. i know the sheriff of lee county and collier county. i know the people of fort myers. is it no mandatory evacuation? >> it is mandatory in most parts.
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, we are anticipating that. close friends of mine, mike scott -- >> sean: don't hang out with them, they are full of trouble. really, they are great friends. mr. mayor, i am a big credit of government. i've been watching for days, the governor, attorney general, people like yourself, people like sheriff scott and carmine, they've been working days. you always have these weather warriors that think they are going to tough it out, this is not the one to tough out, is that? >> it is not. i agree with you. we've had impressive cooperation and coordination with a fine group of mike and carmine are doing it. marco rubio, rooney, name them all. they are engaged. they are coming to the rescue.
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we appreciate all they are doing. keeping citizens safe, this is very, very serious. >> sean: mr. mayor, i will be down there soon as i can. thoughts and prayers. they are neighbors of mine. a lot of love for the whole state. thank you for being with us. when we come back, we will have more breaking coverage of hurricane irma as he to make it closes in on the state of florida. we will be down on the ground with our reporters next. ♪ ♪ the ibm cloud. the cloud for enterprise. yours.
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>> sean: fox news alert, hurricane irma battling towards cuba. it will be a category 4 storm before making a direct strike engulfing the entire state. joining me now, our own adam housley. adam, are the people prepared from your position? >> yeah, they are prepared, it seems like the last place we were in earlier, live in this building -- tower of pizza was still open and now they are officially closed. they pulled out, waiting to latch them up. sandbags are ready to go. on the side of the island, they are worried about the winds more
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than the storm surge. they're going to the ocean side. that's where the search will be higher. we are seeing a number of cars pickup heading north to get off the island? they are doing their last minutes of preparation. at least until the winds pick up a bit. they said they will leave them open but for the most part, sean, there aren't many that are staying here. hurricane andrew, a lot of people stayed. at this time around, they are just not doing it. they say because of the video, caribbean videos coming out of the last few days, that has really scared them. they are off the island especially if they don't have a house or building like this, which is category 5 rated. it is not built to withstand -- at this hour, preparations are there. authorities are in place. it's time to ride it out. >> sean: governor scott has
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said get out. if you're watching this program, don't play with their lives. two important. our own steve harrigan, was the latest? >> the wind is getting stronger since last time we spoke to you. across the state, airports are beginning to shut down. the last flight left from miami international airport. no scheduled flights for saturday and sunday. tomorrow night, tampa and orlando airports are shutting as well. more and more, the only way to get around the state is on the ground. we've seen traffic jams and gas shortages across the state, some real snarls on the major arteries. the only way out north. >> sean: last question, where people able to replenish the grocery stores and home depot and was gasoline brought in on time to take care of everybody?
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>> there's been a preparation for this and a different mood, people are visibly fearful. it's a real tough choice to get on the highway without enough gasoline. without a hotel room or to stay put where your house could be underwater. that tension and fear is visible when you talk to people. people are trying to decide having to save their own lives or their relatives lives. really nowhere to run inside florida >> sean: you've been down there many times. you know how powerful they were. we solute getting blown away and hurricane harvey, and texas. if you need gasoline, food, water, supplies, it tells you exactly where to go. when we come back, we will have more on hurricane irma about to hit florida. next. new clearminis from nexium. new clearminis from nexium. see heartburn differently.
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>> sean: unfortunately for the evening, that's all the time we have left. i want to say this to all our friends and neighbors, fellow americans and floridians, please
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be smart. the governor says he still have time to evacuate. be smart. be safe. stay with the fox news channel. continuing coverage, hurricane irma. see you back on monday. jon scott, my friend, is next. >> jon: could evening, this is fox news continuing live coverage of hurricane irma. i am jon scott in new york. the forecast for florida is growing ever more grim over the recent hours with the largest evacuation in state history currently underway. we just got a new storm advisory for a storm that seems to present florida its worst-case scenario. for the latest, we go to adam klotz. he joins us from the fox weather center. >> hey, we've just gotten the latest update. it came in at 11. we have seen a couple of changes. this was just a category 4 storm. back up now to a category 5 storm. that means the winds are back up to 160 miles an hour. to be


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