For days, many on Florida’s west coast thought they were safe from the brunt of the storm that forecast models showed would hit Miami. On Saturday, thousands evacuated as Irma shifted west.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged residents in and around the city to evacuate after forecasts showed the city was in real danger of a direct hit by the Category 5 storm.
Forecasters are monitoring a shift in the storm’s trajectory that could keep its ferocious eye off the southwest Florida coast.
The forecast for Hurricane Irma's path has shifted to the southwest of the heavily populated Miami metro area as time runs out to evacuate. The enormous storm regained Category 5 … Click to Continue »
Tampa could get hit hard by Irma, which shifted from its previously forecast path over Miami. Tampa is a city very vulnerable to a major storm.