officials said.Sandeep Chakravorty India’s consul-general in New York was monitoring the situation through a 24X7 control room set up in Atlanta as reported by PTI 12:06 pm: Florida Governor Rick Scott has urged people to stay indoors and away from the windows as Hurricane Irma inches closer 230a: #Irma continues to slowly move W/NW towards the lower Keys PLEASE if you’re still in the Keys STAY INSIDE & HUNKER DOWN #FLkeys pictwittercom/7Ja1ZyfxzA — NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) September 10 2017 11:40 am: Irma has picked up intensity and isnow a Category 4 Hurricane according to National Hurricane Centre The storm is also getting closer to Lower Florida Keys 11:05 am:A National Ocean Service Station in Vaca Key Florida sustained 41 mph (67kph) with a gust to 74 mph (119 kph) at 1 am local time A National Ocean Service Station located in Key West Florida recently indicated a tide level 15 ft above MHHW according to an update by National Hurricane Centre 10:50 am: Whoa… Just recorded a 69 knot gust here at the office in Key West That’s 79 mph! Again please please shelter in place inside #Irma pictwittercom/p28xkjiQ2B — NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) September 10 2017 10:40 am:Arrangements were also made to evacuate animals Five dolphins were moved from the Florida Keys to Central Florida in advance of the storm but most zoos and the like in the Miami area said they were trying to keep their animals in place and secure from whatever Irma will bring Hundreds of thoroughbreds were moved from low-lying areas of Gulfstream Park near Miami to other training facilities and barns farther north Some animal shelters were relocating dogs and cats to safer facilities In Key West when inmates were moved out of Monroe County Jail 250 animals were moved in According to officials the jail cells are much safer for the animals than their regular farm quarters 10:30 am:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meanwhile on Saturday tweeted “Hurricane Irma — Our missions in Caracas Havana Georgetown and Port of Spain have reported that all Indian nationals there are safe” In order to ensure safety of its people the Indian embassy in US has started emergency visa and passport services at Indian consulates 10:26 am:About 60 Indian nationals are being evacuated from the vacation island of St Martin in the Caribbean as reported by PTI Most of the Indian nationals have a transit visa For those who do not have a transit visa Indian Embassy in Washington is in touch with the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security for getting them one so that they can take the first available flight to the US and then travel back home Deputy Indian Ambassador to US Santosh Jha said over the last 48 hours the main preoccupation has been to get in touch with Indians in all parts of southern US and in the islands in the western Atlantic “And think we should today recognise that they are in the situation of great difficulty” he said “We had (hurricane) Harvey just the previous month in Houston and today we are trying to cope up with the Hurricane Irma in Florida The entire embassy since this morning has been working on that” he said 10:15 am:While thousands are fleeing as Irma picks up strength few Miami beach residents refused to join the evacuation process according to a news report in AP “I know the town I live in South Beach It’s my island” said Phillip 39 who only gave his first name “I’m not leaving it I’m just gonna go where it’s not getting flooded” he added pointing to the bench where he was sitting Scott Abraham a real estate agent in his early 40s had a better plan: wait out the storm on the fifth floor of his seven-floor beachfront apartment with his wife and two kids “If I lived in a house I would have left but if it gets flooded here it’s going to take a week at least to come back I don’t want that 10:05 am:President Donald Trump taking to Twitter tried to assure the citizens saying “The US Coast Guard FEMA and all Federal and State brave people are ready Here comes Irma God bless everyone” PHOTOS: National Guard members continue to respond in the Caribbean and prepare for #HurricaneIrma in Florida: http://s.tco/UZPRTQXFrc pictwittercom/HLIDME0VdI — National Guard (@USNationalGuard) September 10 2017 9:55 am: According to the National Hurricane Centre Irma might gain strength if the centre of the storm keeps moving over warm Gulf of Mexico water The storm currently has top sustained winds of 120 mph (193 kph) and is moving northward at about 6 mph (10 kph) 9:40 am:A National Ocean Service Station in Molasses Reef Florida sustained winds of 54 mph (87 kph) with a gust of 62 mph (100 kph) Key West recently reported sustained winds of 41 mph (67 kph) with a gust of 68 mph (109 kph) according to National Weather Service (Key West) 9:35 am:Warning that Irma would be worse than Hurricane Andrew –which killed 65 people in 1992 — Scott Florida’s governor said all 206 million Floridians should prepare to flee “We are running out of time If you are in an evacuation zone you need to go now This is a catastrophic storm like our state has never seen” Governor Rick Scott told reporters according to Reuters This was also reiterated by President Donald Trump Heed the advice of @FLGovScott “If you’re in an evacuation zone you need to get to a shelter…there’s not many hours left” Gov Scott pictwittercom/92W8ViNMUK — Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10 2017 9:30 am:Hurricane Irma’s center shifts west to gain more strength The storm is now aiming for St Petersburg not Tampa according to AP 9:15 am:According to National Hurricane Centre Hurricane Irma is expected to cause 10 to 15 feet of inundation above the ground level along the southwest coast of Florida Wind hazards of Irma are also expected to spread northward through much of Georgia as well as through portions of Carolina and Alabama 8:58 am: Hurricane Irma: Waves crash against the Southernmost Point in Key West Fla.
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