The wind gusts in Florida were already picking up early Saturday, with Miami International Airport reporting a 59 mph gust.
Power outages, halted flights and empty ATMs in Florida
Florida’s governor said 25,000 power outages were reported as of Saturday morning.
Florida alone should anticipate days-long power outages, FEMA said.
Ahead of Irma’s arrival in the Sunshine State, the last flights departed Friday night from Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Miami’s airport officially remains open, while Fort Lauderdale’s airport is closed for Saturday and Sunday.