Hurricane Irma reached the state of Florida, reports the National Hurricane Warning Center of the United States. His strength corresponds to the fourth category of danger of five possible. The wind speed reaches 209 km / h.
Hurricane hit the islands of Florida Keys in the south of the state. According to forecasts, it will move in the north-west direction along the coast of Florida.
Earlier, the state’s Governor Rick Scott ordered the evacuation of 6.3 million people. In a recent appeal for those who did not leave the most dangerous areas, he advised to stay where they are, since it is too late to evacuate.