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Hurricane Irma is expected to hit Tampa, where many people who evacuated from Florida's east coast have headed. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Tom Forward, Tampa's fire chief and emergency manager, about preparations for the storm.
Sept. 10, 2017
Volunteers say the facility is at full capacity after a wave of evacuees arriving from other parts of the state.
Sept. 10, 2017
As Hurricane Irma hits Florida, most people are hunkered down in shelters or in their homes. But for those who are out on the roads, they're finding another problem.
Sept. 10, 2017
Hurricane Irma has also left destruction on Cuba and the Caribbean Islands. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Weissenstein, Caribbean Bureau Chief for the Associated Press.
Sept. 10, 2017
Ponce Plaza Nursing home nursing had to shelter in place with 147 patients in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the facilities administrator Desiree Sebastian.
Sept. 10, 2017
Ed Rappaport, acting director for the National Hurricane Center, gives an update on Hurricane Irma, and other storms expected to hit the Gulf Coast.
Sept. 10, 2017
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Masters, senior vice president with security intelligence firm The Soufan Group, who explains how natural disasters from fire and floods can destabilize major cities.
Sept. 10, 2017
Taylor Roberts is a pediatric nurse who is waiting for Hurricane Irma to pass so she can go back to work at Golisano Children's Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla.
Sept. 10, 2017
The city of St. Petersburg, Fla. has found itself in the crosshairs of Hurricane Irma. Mayor Rick Kriseman talks about how the city prepared and the focus of keeping people safe afterward.
Sept. 10, 2017
Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida today as a category 3 storm. More than a million people are without power and the worst may be yet to come as the storm moves north.
Sept. 10, 2017
Hurricane Irma is taking aim at Florida's west coast. NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro in Miami, Leila Fadel in Tampa, and Jon Hamilton at the National Hurricane Center talk about the storm's progress
Sept. 10, 2017
NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Michael Weissenstein, Caribbean Bureau Chief for the Associated Press, about the impact of Hurricane Irma on the region.
Sept. 10, 2017
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Bill Barnett, the mayor of Naples, Fla., about how his city has prepared for Hurricane Irma.
Sept. 10, 2017
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Vice Admiral Karl Schultz about the Coast Guard's Hurricane Irma response efforts.
Sept. 10, 2017
Daniel Cruz is managing a pet-friendly hurricane shelter at Woodlands Middle School in Sarasota County, Florida. 1,200 people are there and more are expected to arrive before Hurricane Irma hits.
Sept. 10, 2017
"Your efforts could make the difference a family needs to get through this storm," Gov. Rick Scott said.
Sept. 10, 2017
Cellphone service outages can leave people unable to reach out for help or get in touch with family and friends to say they are alive, but drones can help assess damage and get things running again.
Sept. 10, 2017
Hurricane Irma took many by surprise after turning toward Florida's Gulf Coast. The eye of the storm and a "life threatening" storm surge reached the Florida Keys by Sunday morning.
Sept. 10, 2017
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she had asked Trump to tweet some assurance to the DREAMers protected by DACA and the president did just that — posting a message to his 38 million followers.
Sept. 10, 2017
In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened, as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book.
Sept. 10, 2017

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