Hurricane Irma: 'Get out now,' says governor

2017-09-06 22:08
A sign in a business on Miami reads “Go Home Irma Youre Drunk”' as people prepare for Hurricane Irma. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images, AFP)

A sign in a business on Miami reads “Go Home Irma Youre Drunk”' as people prepare for Hurricane Irma. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images, AFP)

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Miami - Florida Governor Rick Scott says the state is working to get fuel to areas experiencing shortages in advance of Hurricane Irma.

Scott announced in Miami that he's asked the governors of Alabama and Georgia to waive trucking regulations so tankers can get fuel into Florida. 

He told residents of the Florida Keys that "we're doing everything to get fuel to you as quickly as possible". Tourists are under a mandatory evacuation order, which began on Wednesday morning.

Residents will then be ordered to evacuate, but many fuel stations across southern Florida are experiencing shortages.

Scott said, "we will get you out".

But he's urging people to move quickly if they plan on evacuating, calling Irma a "life-threatening storm".

"Do not sit and wait for this storm to come," Scott said. "Get out now."

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