More Videos

Special tank allows scientists to churn up category 5 hurricane force storms 2:07

Special tank allows scientists to churn up category 5 hurricane force storms

What is storm surge? The potential impact of Irma 0:49

What is storm surge? The potential impact of Irma

Hurricane Irma 11 p.m. update: Maintains intensity as category five storm 1:02

Hurricane Irma 11 p.m. update: Maintains intensity as category five storm

Overnight clean up operations by North Miami Beach Police to clear the roads. 0:25

Overnight clean up operations by North Miami Beach Police to clear the roads.

Crane near Downtown Miami rotates in tropical storm winds 0:36

Crane near Downtown Miami rotates in tropical storm winds

Hurricane Irma evacuees turned away from a shelter at Robert Morgan 1:49

Hurricane Irma evacuees turned away from a shelter at Robert Morgan

In Puerto Rico, which has a long-running addiction crisis, the few programs that help addicts are struggling to provide services. 3:17

In Puerto Rico, which has a long-running addiction crisis, the few programs that help addicts are struggling to provide services.

Reporter recounts his journey through the Florida Keys in the wake of Hurricane Irma 19:20

Reporter recounts his journey through the Florida Keys in the wake of Hurricane Irma

Miami elderly find comfort in a storm at Miami Jewish Health 1:17

Miami elderly find comfort in a storm at Miami Jewish Health

Hurricane Irma poised to hit Florida: 1:14

Hurricane Irma poised to hit Florida:

  • Afternoon thunderstorms flood Miami Beach neighborhoods

    Heavy afternoon thunderstorms flood areas of Miami Beach Aug. 1, 2017.

Heavy afternoon thunderstorms flood areas of Miami Beach Aug. 1, 2017. Matias J. Ocner Miami Herald
Heavy afternoon thunderstorms flood areas of Miami Beach Aug. 1, 2017. Matias J. Ocner Miami Herald

As Miami Beach braces for Irma, mayor urges residents to evacuate

September 05, 2017 07:10 PM

UPDATED September 05, 2017 07:57 PM

More Videos

Special tank allows scientists to churn up category 5 hurricane force storms 2:07

Special tank allows scientists to churn up category 5 hurricane force storms

What is storm surge? The potential impact of Irma 0:49

What is storm surge? The potential impact of Irma

Hurricane Irma 11 p.m. update: Maintains intensity as category five storm 1:02

Hurricane Irma 11 p.m. update: Maintains intensity as category five storm

Overnight clean up operations by North Miami Beach Police to clear the roads. 0:25

Overnight clean up operations by North Miami Beach Police to clear the roads.

Crane near Downtown Miami rotates in tropical storm winds 0:36

Crane near Downtown Miami rotates in tropical storm winds

Hurricane Irma evacuees turned away from a shelter at Robert Morgan 1:49

Hurricane Irma evacuees turned away from a shelter at Robert Morgan

In Puerto Rico, which has a long-running addiction crisis, the few programs that help addicts are struggling to provide services. 3:17

In Puerto Rico, which has a long-running addiction crisis, the few programs that help addicts are struggling to provide services.

Reporter recounts his journey through the Florida Keys in the wake of Hurricane Irma 19:20

Reporter recounts his journey through the Florida Keys in the wake of Hurricane Irma

Miami elderly find comfort in a storm at Miami Jewish Health 1:17

Miami elderly find comfort in a storm at Miami Jewish Health

Hurricane Irma poised to hit Florida: 1:14

Hurricane Irma poised to hit Florida:

  • Special tank allows scientists to churn up category 5 hurricane force storms

    Model beach houses take a beating as scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science crank up a one-of-a-kind hurricane simulation tank at the school. Scientist Ben Kirtman, the Director of the Cooperative Institute of Marine & Atmospheric Studies explains how creating Cat 5 force winds and waves in the giant tank help with making predications and future forecasts that help save lives.