A steady stream of traffic heads North on Overseas Highway as mandatory evacuations continue in Monroe County and the Florida Keys on September 6, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma.
A steady stream of traffic heads North on Overseas Highway as mandatory evacuations continue in Monroe County and the Florida Keys on September 6, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma. Marc Serota Getty Images
A steady stream of traffic heads North on Overseas Highway as mandatory evacuations continue in Monroe County and the Florida Keys on September 6, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma. Marc Serota Getty Images

Four shelters open in the Keys as Hurricane Irma’s track shifts toward island chain

September 08, 2017 05:58 PM

UPDATED September 08, 2017 07:05 PM

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  • 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.