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good morning, america. the breaking news overnight, hurricane irma slamming the bahamas and cuba. this deadly monster storm devastating the caribbean. now setting its sights on southwest florida. >> its new track and the new major cities right in the bull's-eye. >> this, folk, is the big one. >> the national weather service issuing a dire warning, nowhere in the florida keys will be safe. a mass exodus leaving highways jammed and gas pumps dry. >> get where you need to did and do not wait. >> racing the clock to find a safe place to ride out the storm. will everyone be able to get out in time? >> new shelters opening overnight. >> don't stress. don't worry but how can
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>> as thousands seek refuge ahead of the storm expected to be a category 4 when it makes landfall. some hunkering down ready to ride out the storm at home. >> it is very serious. >> is the miami skyline in jeopardy? and florida's southwest coast bracing for what could be a catastrophic storm surge. the frightening projections, plus states of emergency all the way up to virginia. our david muir and amy robach on the ground leading our team coverage with all you need to know. good morning, everybody. right to the breaking news. hurricane irma bearing down on florida calling it the big one. look at the satellite imagery. it is a massive category 4. it is extremely powerful and extremely dangerous. >> now that is the view from space but this is the view from
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fly right over the eye of the storm. as we come on the air, things are changing furiously including where it's headed. >> here are the major headlines. the track shifted significantly further west. the eye wall is now forecast to hit the florida keys, naples, ft. myers and tampa. >> but the entire state of florida is under threat and right now more than 6 million people in three states are under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders. >> one of the largest evacuations, if not the largest in american history, "world news tonight" anchor david muir is leading our coverage on the ground and "gma's" amy robach is also in miami this morning at the robert morgan senior center shelter. >> our entire team covering every angle across the storm senior. we'll start with senior meteorologist rob marciano who is in delray beach with where irma is right now and what we can expect. good morning to
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here we go. it is on approach to florida watching it for days and even though we have seen a western shift it's not a good situation for anybody because this storm is just so large and damaging winds extend so far out from the center. currently a strong category 4 storm with winds of 155 miles an hour. look at this beast on the satellite. see the cloud canopy expanding into florida, into florida. it's been raking in the coastline of northern cuba all night long and now about to make that northerly turn and getting into key west. let's go through the track now. you see that distinct eye, about 30 miles wide and as it approaches key west it will likely be a strong category 4 or 5 and then just west of naples, ft. myers, sarasota, tampa, late tomorrow night, that will be scary in the middle of the night a major storm and getting into georgia as a tropical storm. here's the zoom in. we'll expect tropical storm-force winds in key west and hurricane-force winds gets there certainly tonight
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be abreast of naples and into tampa by tomorrow night in through sarasota and st. petersburg, as well. look at the watches and warnings we have, hurricane watch/warnings for most of the state and surge warnings 5 to 12 these that is going to be dangerously high on the west coast especially in there starting now to see the eye of the hurricane on our u.s. radars and those bands of rain already rotating into southern florida and the keys at this hour. dan and paula, back to you. >> those maps so frightening and we'll check back with rob several times throughout the hour. >> david muir is in miami covering the preparations and evacuati evacuations. >> great to be with you. as you saw from rob that slight westward shift is alarming officials throughout the state of florida. here in south florida and in miami, many parts of this
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ghost towns. they are prepared but now the big question, are these cities up and down the western coast as you heard rob mentioned ft. myers, naples, tampa, sarasota all could be in the bath bearing the brunt of this hurricane, in fact, they could be on the worst side of the hurricane and so i asked governor rick scott moments ago if the western part of the state prepared. governor scott, thanks for joining us. i know it's a busy morning and you have just a few hours left to get floridians ready for this. this slight westward shift that means naples and ft. myers and tampa could take the brunt. how well prepared are you in the western part of your state and what would you like to state to those people living in those cities this morning. >> we clearly put out evacuation notices and my goal, everybody listen to them. don't put your life at risk. i love my family. i'm sure you love yours. i don't want to lose my family. i wouldn't want you to lose yours eith
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we have a lot in shelters now. i think over 250 shelters open and do need nurses. we need a thousand nurses especially for a special needs shelter. a website, bprchdpreparedness @ flhealth.gov. my goal is everybody get to a shelter. if you're on the west coast, you sort of have to be on the road own out at noon at the latest. if not get to a they'll as fast as possible. this state is resilient and strong. >> if you live in the western part to evacuate by noon. you put the call out for nurses. i know south florida, the keys are likely still to get hit very hard. miami, south florida going to feel this. ci citys along the west could be on the wrong side of this hurricane as you know, governor. are you confident those regions are ready for this? >> well, we were ready.
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it's going to keep changing. the big thing right now is we're going to do everything you can but you got to do your job. >> i visited a shelter in miami yesterday. it was already full. and we saw the aerials of the line, people waiting to get into shelters throughout florida. are you confident there are enough safe spots for people to go? >> we're going to continue to open shelters as needed. i shut down all the schools starting friday morning. through monday. make sure we have plenty of locations, we're going to work to make sure we have all the food, water, still working on trying to get more fuel into the state. i said we're not going to collect certain taxes last night to see if we can get more fuel in the state and keep working to do all these things but you've got to do your job and prepare so you cannot wait. this thing is hitting us now. >> you mentioned trying to get more fuel into the state. we saw some cars, families had to abandon them on the highway
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will we see more fuel for people in the west who probably saw this shift in track and trying to get out today? >> well, i'm sure more people will try to get out but the bottom line is if you're not on the road on the west coast by noon, you're going to have a very difficult time getting out. >> and, governor, as you told me it is a monster storm and people from the west to the keys have to be prepared. >> david, it is an unbelievable storm surge. this can cover your house. do not think you with ride it out. if, you know, in an area that is supposed to evacuate, they're telling you that because they're worried -- a lot is because of the wind but the truth is a lot is because of the storm surge and west coast, 12 feet of potential storm surge. that's devastating. that -- you
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>> governor rick scott with you, i know you've been trying to get the word out all week and we do appreciate your time. stay safe. >> thanks, david. >> you heard the governor there. he does not want people here in miami and south florida on the eastern side of that track to let their guard down. there will still be significant hurricane-force winds here. also a major storm surge. even on the coast coast of that around the tip and up the west coast so everybody has to be ready and as you heard the governor tell me for those in the citys along the west coast that could take direct hits from irma, evacuate but evacuate by noon today. take a look. hurricane irma on her path to the mainland u.s. ravaging the caribbean. heavy wind and rain barreling into cuba overnight and on some of the islands the scope of the devastation is now emerging, dutch and french forces arriving in st. martin discovering it
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and buildings turned inside out. this morning a race against time for more than 6 million americans told to evacuate florida, south carolina, georgia. >> it's really scary. you don't know what to expect. >> reporter: the preparations morphing bustling cities like miami into ghost towns as they anticipate irma slamming into florida as a category 4 or 5 hurricane. as last-minute sprint for those in the danger zone. some boarding up to face out the hurricane at home. others packing up and getting out. >> pack your stuff and get up out of the house relationship the governor telling me why it's so worrisome. >> you can have five to ten feet of storm surge. this could cover your home. we didn't have this in andrew. if you're told to evacuate, evacuate. i can't get your life back. >> reporter: florida's highways nearly at a standstill. the traffic stretching for miles. >> key west, i don't know. we'll figure it out when we goat up there. >> reporte a
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driv drivers finding out they're empty when they drive up. even the atms dry. plastic covering some of the check-in station, a stark contrast to friday's mad dash to escape. a desire destination to anywhere. >> we tried hours to find flights. awful. >> reporter: still those in miami-dade county 43 shelters are in place with lines stretching for blocks. at least seven are already at capacity. we stopped by one of them, 1300 people say staying inside. [ speaking spanish ] . john 'tis male still remembers hurricane andrew. >> i can't take no chances. >> you heard that staggering number. 6 million americans have been told to evacuate parts of florida. parts of georgia, south carolina as irma's track becomes
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many are going to shelters and that's where amy robach is. we've seen the number of shelters multiply in the last 24 hours. >> reporter: that's right, david. officials have had to do that because many shelters like the one behind me are at full capacity. in fact, they ulee had to turn around hundreds overnight and now more shelters thankfully will be opening up throughout the day to accommodate all the people who have chosen to try to safely ride out this storm in the miami area but others, as you know have sought to evacuate seeking other towns and cities in florida they thought were safe but now we know things have dramatically changed with that westward shift of hurricane irma and many of those people may be in its direct path. abc's t.j. holmes is in tampa, florida, which woke up this morning hearing the news they may, in fact, bear the brunt of irma. t.j. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you. you said they woke up. the headlines stay safe. but that was the headline at press tim l
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the headline now is really get out. they're waking up to a new reality in tampa where they see all those forecast models. see all those lines are now has this storm making a beeline directly towards tampa where we are right now. where i am is called zone a and it's under evacuation orders. some are mandatory, some are voluntary. mandatory, voluntary, doesn't matter. you need to get out. where we are within 48 hours could be under water. up to 10 inches of rain as well. ten shelters are open within this immediate shelter but expecting more to open through the day and going to need them. but it is a beautiful morning in tampa. it looks completely normal. people were partying here when we came in last night. people on their morning jogs this morning. everything looks normal but a lot are wake up to a new reality. as you mentioned at our hotel when we checked in. it sold out for tonight. couldn't give us a room because so many people are
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southern florida, specifically miami and they came here. they were proactive and got themselves a hotel room to come to a safe place but how about that now, they fled an area and fled to an area thousand that might get a direct hit from this storm. so we have more shelters going to open up today. there will be more evacuations ordered for today, but, robach, it is something. people thought they were fleeing the storm and now possibly coming to an area that could get a direct hit. >> it really is incredible, t.j. we know floridians have been bracing for several days trying to figure out what they would do. stay, evacuate? as people fled their homes and took it onto their cars and went up those interstates we saw what happened. massive backups. huge overcrowding and people having to abandon their cars because they ran out of gas and that's where we find matt gutman who is covering
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lauderdale. >> as you're seeing where you are in miami, pretty quiet on the roadways in southeast florida. what a difference 24 maybes but i've been seeking to officials on the western side of the state and as t.j. mentioned so many people there thought that the storm would pass them by so hunkered down. now those officials expect them to clog the roadways trying to get out of harm's way. >> this morning one of the largest evacuations in american history. where are you going to. >> orlando. >> pensacola. >> atlanta. >> over the past 24 hours the florida governor ordering that mass exodus and among the tens of thousands in that blur of red taillights late friday was david lobe, his wife, two kid, mother-in-law and dog moo shu. >> on i i have 75 northbound stuck in traffic. >> reporter: since 1:30 in the morning. >> yes. >> where did you come
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>> miami. >> reporter: he documented that slow slog. >> 4:04:00 a.m. nothing. not moving. >> reporter: what's normally a six hour drives took him 20 hours. that line of cars stretching into the horizon is just a fraction of the total traffic jam. this thing spans 65 miles right now. but the heaviest traffic friday on i-95 just off the florida/georgia line. there over 4,000 vehicles an hour, more than twice the normal volume. in that river of humidity a thirst for fuel. here in the country's third alarmest state this morning the vast majority of dasstations either closed or empty. and for who didn't get out a dire warning from broward sheriff's fire rescue captain. >> once the winds go up to 40, 45 miles an hour we are not allowed to go out. >> reporter: they're on their own? >> yeah. >> for so many folks there is a literal deadline
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barrier aisles will go up and officials say they are closing down the main east/west route here in florida. they tell me if folks haven't been able to get out already, it will be much trickier to navigate their way out this morning. amy. >> all right. matt gutman and for the nearly 400 people who are waking up at this shelter in miami, we have already seen weather start to whip around in miami. we've had heavy winds, strong thunder and lightning setting off car alarm. am news feeling of what's to come. >> so much is incredibly scary. we'll get back to you later in the broadcast to talk about what life is like inside those shelters. we want to check in now, though, with rob, once, again, who as we said is in delray beach, florida. rob, good morning. >> this is when it gets real. when we start to see the radar, rain start to show up on
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radars south of florida and rotating in to the keys. rotating in -- it's on monroe county and some have some gusty winds already. as we see that rain sheld from the east to the west and ongoing process for 24 to 36 hours. wind gusts in homestead already to 40 miles an hour. key marathon, over 40 miles an hour and our computers models to show you the track you'll get an idea of what a category 4 is going to do over the next two days. approaches key west late tonight, early tomorrow morning as a category 4, a strong one and very warm water, could go to 5, right on the cusp so 4 or 5 doesn't matter. it is a killer destructive and naples, ft. myers by midnight it was over and rain can poe pi as well so winds extend far out to the center shifting west but look at the wind gusts for
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miami, west palm beach. our damaging winds even though the center of this thing is on the west coast. an incredible storm and frightening over the next two days. >> this is the peak of hurricane season. you may or may not hurricane jose, a category 4 storm approaching the same islands that irma devastated earlier this week. more
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program. >> one-two-three punch between harvey, irma and jose. a reminder to get all the latest developme developments on the storm. sign up for breaking news alerts on hurricane irma. as we have been reporting all morning families all over florida have been packing their vehicles and hitting the logjamed roads to flee irma's destruction. >> perhaps nowhere is that more you are jerts than in the florida keys and gio benitez is in miami after spending several days on the keys from where evacuated. good morning to you, gio. >> reporter: dan and paula, good morning. rob was talking about the outer bands. we're feeling them right now, incredible intense wind gusts and that rain is coming down. this is why we evacuated. because conditions just deteriorate so quickly. so i want you to take a look at this dire tweet from the key west, from the national weather service there in key west it says in all caps, this is as real as it gets. nowhere in the florida
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be safe. you still have time to evacuate. now, many residents decided to hunker down there. at least ten say they're staying at the ernest hemingway home and store during the museum. nine of her employees are staying with her and had an obligation to take care of the building and the famous cats there, animals, sometimes the forgotten victims of storms. we met some rest accidents who were thinking about staying. we called them back overnight. they did stay. listen in. >> they have no room. the shelters are turning people away. the highway looks like a nightmare. there is know gas -- all the horror of leaving and then we just confidence that we feel about the surge. we feel a lot of confidence about the surge because we have a building high up. we're really afraid. we don't know what happened. we agree that we're
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know, but for some reason we feel like it's going to be okay. >> reporter: and so she is scared and she has reason to be but you know what, there are four shelters that just opened up in the florida keys. dan and paula. >> good news, somewhat good news at least. coming up here on "gma," much more of our special coverage of hurricane irma including the situation in miami beach. those high-rises topped with cranes will take a beating can they stand it. inside shelters where thousands are seeking shelter where irma is edging closer. "good morning america" is brought to you by the new mccafe espresso menu. nothing comes before coffee. nothing comes before coffee. (fighting briefly resumes) that's why we're introducing a whole new line of espresso drinks from mccafe.
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welcome back to "gma" on a busy and scary saturday morning looking at miami where it is already raining as hurricane irma gets ready to take aim at the state of florida. the bahamas and cuba getting slammed overnight as this massive, massive storm shifts course now putting new major u.s. cities right in the bull's-eye. >> officials calling this the big one. many are fleeing to shelters or hitting the roads. some sticking it out at home but left highways jammed and gas plumps completely dry. the southwest coast is bracing for what could be a catastrophic storm surge up to 12 feet of water we're talking about and "world news" anchor david
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is leading our coverage all weekend from miami. hi, david. >> reporter: great to be with you. the weather shifted in the last 20 minutes and reported wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour from the outer bands of irma, of course, watching that shift in the track this morning. a slightly more westward shift. it certainly means south florida and key west, miami will feel hurricane-force winds and a major storm surge but simply adds all those cities up the west coast of ft. myers, tampa. sarasota. watching it closely and the skyline of miami. as you know if you've been here you know all those cranes and new construction and all of the people who live thin these high-rise and tom llamas has more. >> reporter: david, good morning to you. you're right. the people in the high-rises are not out of the danger zone by any mines and could feel hu
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hurricane-force gusts which are higher when you go up. we saw something interesting. you saw the cranes behind me, that's one of the big concerns down here in downtown miami. video we shot as one of those feeder bands was coming in and you can see it spinning like a weather vane but the sight of that spinning is definitely going to worry some. this morning, miami's towering skyline causing some concern as hurricane irma is expected to strike florida in lease than 24 hour. >> those are big targets out there. >> again, we're going to lose buildings that have to be repaired but i don't think they'll completely collapse. >> reporter: 20 to 25 being secured and those living near them told to evacuate. developers and builders abc news spoke to said the towers in downtown miami will hold up but
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high-rises could sway, some up to 12 inches. >> i think it will be more dramatic for those higher up but i do expect to feel some here. >> reporter: being in a high-rise you're less likely to get hit by debris on the group, high up like 50 floors, the wind is much more powerful. south beach resident andres is riding out the storm in his 21st floor condo. >> my plan is it gets too crazy, i go into the elevator shaft which is like a fortress. >> reporter: now we spoke to so many people not evacuating and will ride out the storm in those high-rises and the higher up you go the more it can sway and even during a tropical storm they have felt their building sway so no doubt will possibly feel that with hurricane irma. david >> that's something to see. i know these cranes are designed to spin like that especially in high wins but still unsettling. tom, thanks to you. as we emption
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will be a category 4 or 5 perhaps strengthening over the warm wears before it hits south florida and the keys and all the western cities where there are millions of americans might be considering evacuating and the governor said on "gma," get out by noon the latest. >> all right, david. thanks for all your coverage. we do want to look again at the weather and back to robin in delray beach, florida. concern about irma's storm surge but another hurricane as you mentioned. hurricane jose on the move this morning. >> we're having problems with rob's audio, which we will get back to him briefly but we do want to say as david has been mentioning that the storm with the new track takes it along the southwestern part of florida, many cities there directly in the bull's-eye. one of them is the city of naples where they're expecting a storm surge of up
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that's where we find abc's victor oquendo. victor, good morning to you. >> reporter: that's one of many concerns. people in mind a lot of people came this way to try to get away from hurricane irma and all watching the latest models and unfortunately for everybody here this hurricane is now heading right this way. mandatory evacuations have been ordered for people living in coastal communities like where we are right now but in speaking with the chief of the naples fire department he says at this point it is too late to try to drive out of the state. lack of gas, traffic could still be an issue. the best option is head to one of the misdemeanor shelters that opened up. major concern, catastrophic winds and powerful storm surge. worst case scenario could be looking at 12 feet of storm surge. we measured this umbra. the top of it is 12 feet high and that's what 12 feet of storm surge would look like. imagine it coming in off the
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that high up. something like that would be absolutely devastating. >> absolutely devastating and deadly. what an incredible illustration. thank you, victor, for your reporting and let's try going back to rob. rob back in dell way beach. jose is just around the corner. how much concern about this hurricane? >> well, the same folks that got devastated by irma, this is a horrible situation, paula. just mind boggling we have another major hurricanement this one a strong category 4 that it's approaching these islands, so barbuda, st. martin, st. barts. and the core should miss those islands and debris and just the living situation there is horrifying so not a good situation for them over the next 48 hours and for us over the next day and a half to two days our situation on the west coast 9 to 12 feet of storm su
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probably as much as that in some spots towards tampa and in miami, to key largo on the bad side so even though it's drifting west storm surge will be intense even up here and a chance for tornadoes over the next two days along the entire florida peninsula. >> this weather report brought to you by walgreens. paula and dan, we'll be back to you later in the show, technology hopeful. >> robert, thank you very much. coming up on "gma" riding out the storm. the homeowners ready to hunker down at home while others seek the safety of shelters. getting your flu shot at walgreens is easier than ever.
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welcome back to "gma" as we cover the big breaking story, hurricane irma for people in her path a shelter is one of the safest places to be. >> abc's amy robac
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talking with those hoping to get out of harma's way. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, thousands of floridians are waking up in shelters at full capacity like the one behind me, the robert morgan center and they are waking up to high winds and rain sweeping the area and some of these people who are here in these shelters were airline passengers trying to get home. they were stranded at some of the south florida airports and were bused yesterday into these shelters but there are other floridians as we know who are staying put and deciding to try and safely ride out hurricane irma in their own homes. this morning, florida residents are hunkering down and bracing for hurricane irma. for deborah this isn't her first brush with dangerous storms. you lived through hurricane andrew. >> yes, that was probably the scariest night of our lives and
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>> reporter: how are you feeling right now. >> very stressed. >> reporter: deborah along with her husband tim and family working till the last minute to get it prepared for irma's wrath. their home, home to nine guests. >> it's not a party. >> not even a little bit. because if something happens to the roof we all have to be clear-headed and we need to figure out which bathroom to go into. which mattress to put over our heads. this has to be thought out ahead of time. >> you know how serious it is. >> it is very serious. >> reporter: people pouring into the packed airports hoping to get a flight out of irma's path. did you plan ahead and get a last-minute ticket. >> i got a last-minute ticket this afternoon. >> reporter: others waiting in long lanes for propane. >> how long have you waiting. >> almost an hour. >> this woman taking her first
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at a restaurant, no airplane ticket to her name did you try to get a ticket out of here. >> i did. i went online and tried to get a ticket up to new york and couldn't. >> what are you anticipating this weekend? >> i'm not really sure. i'm hopeful that it's just -- we're going to dodge the bullet but we don't know. we don't know. this is my first hurricane. >> reporter: this morning all south florida airports are shut down for business. there are no flights out of miami, ft. lauderdale key west, st. pete's, clearwater, the only way to get out is by car and the governor said they need to do it by noon, but back to you. >> by noon, amy robach, thank you very much. coming up on "gma" the evidence of irma's enormous power, how she devastated the caribbean as she now sets her sights on florida. keep it here, much more "gma" after a break.
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he'll get it done as governor. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, and we need to provide access to affordable healthcare for all virginians, not take it away. welcome back on this busy saturday morning. irma is already tearing up a path of destruction with images like these slamming into cuba as a category 5 hurricane and brushing the bahamas as well. >> look at this video. james longman is in nassau in the bahamas where we're getting a first look at the damage there. james, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan, paula. this morning, the wind is really picking up here in the bahamas but we think thankfully the bahamas is going to miss the worst of it. much of the rest of the caribbean got massively devastated. overnight irma's wrath pushing through the bahamas and cuba.
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hurricane jose bearing down and palm trees bend over with 160-mile-an-hour winds and these cars left like children's toys by irma. trees stripped bare. laura wilson's mother and stepfather were vacationing there when the hurricane hit. >> you're just hoping they survive it. >> reporter: no room on the planes and no way to get off the island, her parents taking shelter in one of the only bulges still stand. >> my mum said there was one person dead, one person with a massive head wound. >> reporter: an international task force now stepping in to help. these boats torn apart. the virgin islands left unrecognizable. turks and caicos and st. barts and st. john all ripped apart. 90% of homes in barbuda are gone, at least 22 dead in the caribbean. as hurricane jose follows closely, laura just wants her family back in i just say i love them and hope they come h
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>> reporter: well, jose is now heading for those islands that are already hit badly by irma so the race is on to evacuate those from there before it hits. >> incredible one-two punch. our hurricane coverage continues right after this break on "gma." parodontax, the toothpaste that helps prevent bleeding gums. if you spit blood when you brush or floss you may have gum problems and could be on the journey to much worse. help stop the journey of gum disease. try parodontax toothpaste. it's clinically proven to remove plaque, the main cause of bleeding gums. for healthy gums, and strong teeth. leave bleeding gums behind. with parodontax toothpaste. ♪ super-cool notebooks, done. that's mom taking care of business. and with the "25 cent event", office depot officemax takes care of mom!
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and connect as a family. [ bloop, clicking ] and connect, as a family. just, uh one second voice guy. [ bloop ] huh? hey? i paused it. bam, family time. so how is everyone? find your awesome with xfinity xfi and change the way you wifi. "good morning america" is brought to you by las vegas. welcome back, everybody. to our coverage of hurricane irma. >> we want to go back to rob in delray beach, florida. for another look at this monster storm. hi again. >> the best way to see it is from above. mesmerizing and frightening view of irma. this category 4 storm, the eye has shrunk and cuba has been getting hammered all night long but tore the left side of thi
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over warm wears in the florida strait and expected to strengthen again to a 5, 4 or 5 doesn't matter. it will rake the western coastline. the keys later on tonight and tampa by tomorrow night so a long duration event. look at these watches and warnings, storm surge. if this goes further west gulf can have a nasty surge and that's life-threatening. you need to get away from the coastline if you live in that area and winds on the east side will be a big deal. i can assure you it was worth your leaving. all these towns on the cease side have evacuated. it's not fun but our hearts go out to you. it is just beginning and not going to be pretty here across the entire part of the state. we'll be with you through the whole way. dan and paula, more throughout the day tomorrow. >> thanks for your reporting. as the governorf
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if you can, get out of this state. by noon today. we want to thank you so much for joining us. download the abc news app and sign up for breaking news alerts on hurricane irma. for dan, i'm paula. we'll see you tomorrow on "good morning america." >>
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at 72-70 four degrees. feeling like mid-october. the tropics are busy. hurricane irma expected around the florida keys. over the western portions of florida with a lot of rain and a big storm surge and wind well over 100 miles per hour. not so much because it is moving slow, but the size of the storm. everywhere will be impacted. of storm surge, water out the gulf, 5-10 feet, and that will push into the bay and rivers. they will all rise. look at the rainfall, 5-10 inches. the wind will be car full, well over 100 miles per hour, including naples, fort myers, florida. around here, our error
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turns tropical. an isolated shower tuesday. bigger impact next week with 40% to 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. it is possible next weekend that we could have some moisture from jose. landfall, but that tropical moisture in the air. that is the way it is looking. have a great day.
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