Mass evacuations as Florida braces for Hurricane Irma

The US city of Miami is preparing for a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. More than 500,000 people have been ordered to evacuate before the storm which is expected to affect the entire state of Florida.

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    The US city of Miami is preparing for a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. More than 500,000 people have been ordered to evacuate before the storm which is expected to affect the entire state of Florida, the second-largest US state in terms of population.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from Fort Lauderdale.


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