09 Sep '17, 11am

'I'm prepared for the worst': Singaporean in Florida hunkers down as Hurricane Irma looms

SINGAPORE: Jerrold Wong spent Friday (Sep 8) scrambling to pack his belongings and an emergency kit, before Hurricane Irma hits. The Singaporean has been living in Florida since March, and like millions of residents in the state, he's been told to evacuate or hunker down before the monster storm arrives. "The whole of Florida is on edge," he told Channel NewsAsia from the city of Dunedin. "It’s a whole exodus. Everyone is just trying to leave the state ... the highways are all jam packed. " "There is a shortage of water, there is a shortage of gas. But at the same time we can do the best we can," he added. Mr Wong, who would only say he works in student services, was first alerted to the severity of the situation on Thursday, when officials ordered the closure of all schools and government offices. Florida's governor also said all of the state's 20.6 million residents shou...

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