Hurricane Irma will 'devastate' United States: Official

He warned that parts of Florida would be out of electricity for days if not longer and that more than 100,000 people may need shelter.

Reuters| Last Updated: Sep 08, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Hurricane Irma will 'devastate' United States: Official
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Washington: The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said US officials were preparing a massive response to Hurricane Irma, which is set to hit Florida as early as Saturday.

"Hurricane Irma continues to be a threat that is going to devastate the United States in either Florida or some of the southeastern states," FEMA Administrator Brock Long said at a news briefing on Friday.

He warned that parts of Florida would be out of electricity for days if not longer and that more than 100,000 people may need shelter.