Transcript for Hurricane Irma continues to hug Florida's west coast
Announcer: Live from wcvb-tv channel 5, this is a newscenter 5 eyeopener update. Doug: Good Sunday morning, everybody. I'm Doug Meehan. Antoinette: I'm Antoinette Antonio. Checking our top local stories right now, a Lawrence man is under arrest accused in a deadly hit-and-run. Police say 22-year-old Steven toro struck 11-year-old jaydee Soto while she was crossing the street in methuen on Thursday and then took off. Doug: And quincy police are looking for this man wanted for a gas station hold-up. Caught on surveillance video at prestige gas on Franklin street. He had a gun and demanded cash. Antoinette: Blue skies, sunny, really nice start to Sunday, Cindy. Cindy: A little cool. 62 in Boston. 50's showing up in Worcester county. We are going to build some clouds this afternoon as temperatures come up close to 70 degrees. Can't rule out an isolated shower or a sprinkle popping up. Otherwise, we're looking dry here with a good amount of sunshine and we'll see those temperatures come back into the low 80's through midweek. Doug and Antoinette? Antoinette: All right, Cindy. Thank you. We're back with more local news in 30 minutes. Vero Beach, 60. If you're on the east side of the state, you don't get away if the hurricane-force gusts. Yesterday, the the storm was movinging west. Now it seems to have turned north again. It's making the northward turn. Every mile counts in this. As -- had it been just straight over islamorada more than key west, it would have gone more north. Now it hugs the the coast. Places like Naples. Bonita Springs. The timing isover night tonight for Sarasota. The highly pop lated areas. A very scary overnight. Tallahassee by Monday. And thus, Alabama, one thing to just note. With all of this is that this is for hours on end. Just because it's just starting and your Naples. They just got a 75-mile-per-hour gust. This is not going to be over soon. It will take ten Hou. Don't be lulled by the first calm. Tom llamas is in ft. Myers. Listening to your conversation. We're starting to feel the tropical force if not hurricane-force wind gusts. This is Lee boulevard. A pretty busy intersection in fort Meyer. It's empty. But some people are drivinging. It's really dangerous. As those gusts pick up. The winds. Some of the palm fronts are startinging to rip off. The dead ones. You can see the debris here. We're in front of a strip mall. It's boarded up. Getting ready for the storm. We spoke to you earlier today. There was a jind sign blowing in the wind. That's come apard. We haven't gotten to the brunt of the storm yet here in ft. Myers. Also, across the street. The poir lines. Right now, they're holding up. We don't know how much longer that will last. There are power outages across Lee county. One death close to us. A car zept a couple of counties north. People need to stay off the roads. It's starting to get dangerous. Every now and then, we get hit with a burst. Tropical storm or hurricane force wind gusts. It's getting worse. People are stage off the roads. Tom, you came two ft. Myers straig straight from a week in Houston. The experience in Houston had an impact on those in Florida. Made sure they took it seriously. No doubt. So many people we talked to saw the images of Harvey. And then, the 25th anniversary of hurricane Andrew in Miami. People had to relive the awful memories. It no doubt played a role hopefully in some people evacuating. The problem is George, a lot of people thought they were in a safe area until hurricane Irma shifted west. People thought they were okay here. And being evacuated at the last minute, that's why the shelters are so filled up right now. 27,000 to 30,000. The wind picking up. A lot of people thought they were going to be okay. People in mobile home parks. Up with guy we talked to yesterday said he was going to ride out the storm. Then he evacuated. Here's in the Jermaine arena, in the upper deck, section 101, sleeping between two chairs. These are stands, to watch the hockey games. He's 74 years old. He's going to live in the arena for the next couple of days. It will be so tough for so many people. The red kosz serve something
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