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Evacuation ordered for Florida Keys

NOAA Irma
Posted at 2:06 PM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 11:33:03-04

MONROE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Tourists and residents in the Florida Keys are being ordered to begin evacuation preps as Hurricane Irma continues on a track that could bring the storm to Florida. 

"The sooner people leave the better. If ever there was a storm to take serious in the Keys, this is it,” said Monroe County Emergency Management Director Martin Senterfitt.

Officials say no shelters will be open in Monroe County. 

Monroe County has opened its Emergency Operation Center and is closing all of its government offices, County parks and schools on Wednesday, Sept. 6.