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As Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4 storm, moves west toward Cuba, Florida Gov Rick Scott is expected to deliver an update from West Palm Beach.
Watch Gov. Scott’s remarks in the player above
Evacuations have been underway across South Florida as the hurricane plowed through northeast Caribbean islands, including Barbuda, Saint Martin and Puerto Rico, leaving a massive destruction in its wake.
“It is wider than our entire state and could cause major and life-threatening impacts on both coasts, coast to coast,” Scott said during an earlier press briefing. “Regardless of which coast you live on, be prepared to evacuate.”
PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.
Jenny Marder is a senior science writer for NASA and a freelance journalist. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post and National Geographic. She was formerly digital managing editor for the PBS NewsHour.
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