Well wishers above I-59 display encouraging signs to people evacuating from Hurricane Gustav in 2008
Everybody's needs and situation are different. We always try like hell to keep from leaving. But if you have to go, you have to go. It is not fun out on the road, though. I don't even want to think about what it's like being stuck in this.
Residents of the Miami area and the Florida Keys streamed north in packed vehicles Friday, anxiously rushing to dodge Hurricane Irma as the deadly storm took aim at the state after devastating the Caribbean.
The dramatic mass exodus from South Florida could turn into one of the largest evacuations in US history, CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are home to about 6 million people combined.