>> It's tough, to leave everything behind.>> But many residents of the Florida Keys, are doing just that. Fleeing, as hurricane Irma, barrels towards them. The category five storm, lashed Cuba Saturday, after killing at least 22 people, in the Eastern Caribbean, with its destructive winds. Meteorologists warn of more devastation as Irma moves westward.
One of the most fierce Atlantic storms in the century is on course to hit Florida early Sunday. Over 5.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate according to the state's division of Emergency Management.>> It seemed like everybody just picked up started calling each other and saying, you know what?
It's time to punch out, we need to get out of here.>> But some are not heeding the warnings.>> I am nervous because a lot of the people that I wanted to help rescue chose to stay behind. And they opened the Key West High School for those people, but we're not certain the Key West High School is even gonna save them.
>> Florida authorities say they expect major damage with the storms high winds and flooding. And about 9 million people in the state could lose power.