Miami Beach rescue crews no longer responding to calls

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The city of Miami Beach said early Sunday that its rescue teams were no longer able to respond to calls due to high winds in the area from Hurricane Irma.

“Due to extreme sustained winds rescue teams are no longer able to respond,” the city tweeted.

“Stay inside and Stay safe until the storm has passed. .”

{mosads}The northern eye wall of the storm hit the Lower Keys early Sunday morning.

The Category 4 storm is expected to travel up the state’s west coast, according to The New York Times, and is bringing winds of 130 mph.

As of Sunday morning, more than 600,000 people in Florida did not have power and millions of people had been ordered to evacuate in preparation for the storm.

President Trump said Friday the storm has “absolutely historic destructive potential.”


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