>> Hurricane Irma looping through the Caribbean Friday, its latest victims, Cuba and the Bahamas. Already considered one of the fiercest storms ever to make it's way through the Atlantic Ocean, Irma's category 4 speeds upgraded Friday to 155 miles per hour. So far 21 people have been killed by the storm and whole islands completely wiped out in its path.
Cubans doing what they can to limit personal loss. Says Reuters correspondent Sarah Marsh, who is on Cuba's northern coast>> We've seen many people who live in the low lying coastal areas trying to move away whatever belongings they can by horse drawn carriage, trucks, or even wheelbarrow to the homes of family and friends who live further inland.
The local fisherman have moved around 400 boats to a natural channel in the Mangroves nearby, to shelter them from the waves.>> In the British Virgin Islands, boats smashed and destroyed, and this nearby homeowner getting a first hand glimpse of what Irma's devastatingly high winds can do.>> Our house has already been destroyed.
>> After finishing with the Caribbean, the storm heading straight for Florida. The national hurricane center revising the track of the storm slightly away from the popular Miami area. But hurricanes watches and warnings still extending all the way up from the coast through central Florida. State governor Rick Scott.
>> I can't say this is enough, do not ignore any evacuation orders. All Floridians should be prepared to evacuate.>> Long lines, as Floridians try to get into evacuation centers, and traffic is bumper to bumper as many flee for safe grounds Flights in and out of the Miami area, halted.
>> I talked to somebody tonight, well, this morning, and they said, worst case scenario, you won't get kicked out but you'll be stuck here.>> Theme parks like Walt Disney World going dark, at least through Monday. Florida not alone in responding to the threat, states as far north as Virginia, declaring a state of emergency, all fearing the worst from hurricane Irma's destructive path.