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Old 09-05-2008, 04:03 PM
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Ike is still very concerning and could move around a bit more before settling in on a path across Florida and at predicted CAT. 4 strength.


Keys orders mandatory evacuation of visitors
> Posted by Admin at 3:57 PM

As Hurricane Ike maintains a course toward the Florida Keys, officials in the island chain this afternoon ordered a mandatory evacuation of visitors beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

A phased evacuation of all residents begins Sunday at 8 a.m.

Times and regions are as follows:
Lower Keys and Key West: 8 a.m.;
Middle Keys including Marathon: Noon;
Upper Keys including Key Largo, Islamorada and mainland Monroe County: 4 p.m.
“The forecasters at the National Hurricane Center and Key West weather office are cautioning that a portion of the Keys may be impacted by a major hurricane,” said Keys Emergency Management Director Irene Toner, according to a news release.

“Because of our unique geography and the possibility that other Florida counties may also be ordering evacuations, it is important for residents and visitors to heed our advice.”
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Last edited by RickI; 09-06-2008 at 08:25 AM.
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