From Florida Largest Mass Evacuation in American History


A photo of traffic on Interstate 75 as residents and visitors evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 8, 2017 in Punta Gorda, FL.BRIAN BLANCO/STRINGER/GETTY IMAGES Courtesy Wired

From Wired:

“…with plenty of warning, as many as 6 million people could book it out of the state’s three most populous counties, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, ahead of Saturday’s landfall. That, added to exoduses from the Florida Keys and surrounding towns, would make this the largest mass evacuation in American history, beating 2005’s Houston-area Hurricane Rita exit by millions.”


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