Naples mayor on Hurricane Irma: 'This is just a monster'

Naples Mayor Bill Barnett tells George Stephanopoulos he felt like the city was ready for Hurricane Irma all week because residents evacuated early.
2:31 | 09/10/17

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Transcript for Naples mayor on Hurricane Irma: 'This is just a monster'
Want to bring in the mayor of Naples. Mayor Barnett, your city looks to get the worst of this. Yes. It does. And what is your biggest worry right now? Do you feel like you're ready in. I have felt like we're ready all week. As the week progressed, a lot of our residents, heeded the early evacuation warnings and, and left. And, we went into mandatory evacuation two days ago in the city of Naples. And, um, I think -- as you were just talking about a minute ago, I think Harvey had a tremendous impact, unfortunately. People were so aware that this could be a reality and this could happen to us, whereas with Wilma, they were lackadaisical. They just, yeah, we don't believe you scenario. With this, it's a great sense of awareness. We in the city, our city staff, emergency responders. Everybody trained and everybody had plans from the beginning of this, which is, going on now, to -- through the storm and then, we have a plan in place, of course, we're not going to know what the damage is until tomorrow. Probably. But, we definitely have a plan in place for cleanup. And -- whatever is going to face us. Have you ever dealt with a storm like this? Not like in, no. Wilma was the last one that I dealt with. Charley just missed us. I was here for that. But, no, the only comparison I have for this is Wilma. From the looks of it and watching and listening to you and everybody else, I mean, and seeing it. This is a monster. And, I can -- I will tell you that there -- everybody that was here is in Naples, I have not heard from any constituents or e-mails about anybody needing shelter or anything like that. Which is surprisingly good. We have 27 shelters open in Collier county. I think everybody's basic needs have been met. We know you have done everything you can. We're thinking of you.ing for you.

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