Hurricane Irma: Writer Edwidge Danticat on Evacuating from Miami to Orlando

Published on Sep 12, 2017
Democracy Now – At least four people have died and nearly 6 million people are without power in Florida after Hurricane Irma made landfall on Sunday on the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm also flooded the streets of downtown Miami, turning the city’s main strip, Brickell Avenue, into a three-foot high raging river. Its arrival sparked one of the largest mass evacuations in U.S. history, with nearly 7 million people ordered to leave their homes. We go now to Florida to speak with one of the evacuees–the award winning Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat. She lives in Miami but had to evacuate to Orlando.


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