Evacuations expected in Miami-Dade County due to threat of Hurricane Irma

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Residents in Miami-Dade County are expected to be asked to evacuate over the next couple days in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.

On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Carlos Gimenez said they will be asking residents to begin evacuating from zone A and B as early as Wednesday, Sept. 6.



An evacuation orders is essentially a voluntary evacuation, where officials warn residents to vacate an area because emergency services will not be available during the crisis. 
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The mayor also announced that residents with special needs will begin the evacuation process early Wednesday morning.

Gimenez signed a declaration for a local State of Emergency today, urging residents to use shelters as a last resort. The mayor urged residents that they will need access to start stocking up on basic needs, like food and water for the next few days:
For more information on how to prepare for Irma, visit FLGetAPlan.com


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