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FEMA Chief: Irma To 'Devastate' Parts of US

FEMA Chief: Irma To 'Devastate' Parts of US

By    |   Friday, 08 September 2017 07:42 AM

More than 2.5 million homes are expected to lose power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and is going to "devastate the United States in either Florida or some of the southeastern states," Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said at a news breifing on Friday.

"Hurricane Irma continues to be a threat that is going to devastate the United States in either Florida or some of the southeastern states," Long said at a news briefing on Friday.

He warned that parts of Florida would be out of electricity for days if not longer and that more than 100,000 people may need shelter.

According to PBS, the swath of predicted outages extends from Miami — and the entire state of Florida — to Atlanta to Raleigh, North Carolina.

The range of expected power loss in Florida is anywhere from 10 percent up to more than 50 percent of homes in some places.

The deadly hurricane is expected to hit Florida as early as Saturday. 

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More than 2.5 million homes are expected to lose power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and is going to "devastate the United States in either Florida or some of the southeastern states," Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said at a news breifing...
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Friday, 08 September 2017 07:42 AM
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