Floridians Jam Highways to Flee Wrath of Hurricane Irma

Floridians began a mass exodus on Thursday as Hurricane Irma, the powerful Category 4 storm, plowed through the Caribbean toward the Sunshine State.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says to expect more evacuations across the state ahead of Hurricane Irma. (Credit: WTSP)

Thousands of cars headed north, causing interstate backups and slowdowns. Drivers waited for hours at gas stations, some of which ran out of fuel. Travelers stood in line for hours at airports.

Based on Irma’s projected path, which...

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