Millions evacuate Florida in fear of hurricane Irma

About 5.6 million people in Florida (more that one-quarter of the State’s population) are evacuating the State ahead of hurricane Irma.

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Massive evacuation ahead of hurricane Irma. Photo: Robert Ray/ CNN

And in up-north Georgia, more than 540,000 people have been ordered to leave the coastal region inland.

Irma is a category 5 hurricane, with winds billowing above 160 mph.

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