Thousands Rush to Evacuate Florida Ahead of Hurricane Irma

It’s a race to get to safety.

Thousands are rushing to get out of the path of deadly Hurricane Irma.

The number dead continues to rise as parts of the Caribbean are simply devastated.

In the U.S., more coastal states are announcing mandatory evacuations.

Storm surge is the big concern.

Most of the area is just three feet above sea level.

Michigan utilities, including DTE and Consumers Energy, are sending hundreds of workers to the sunshine state to help bring the power back once Irma hits.