Buckhorn said areas along the Tampa Bay shoreline could expect a dangerous storm surge anywhere from 3 to 8 feet, adding that it would depend on where Irma went. But Owls coach Lane Kiffin also pointed out that some thought the game shouldn't be played.
Gerald Teague said that hurricanes were a way of life there, but not this one.
"If you have been ordered to evacuate you need to leave now".
Storm surge continues to be a major threat.
Ngai plans to crouch in the bathtub when it makes landfall.
Speaking to the BBC, co-creator Ryon Edwards said the event was created out of 'stress and boredom' with the response being "a complete and total surprise".
"It has become something a little out of my control", said the 22-year-old. "This was the strongest storm Caibarien ever had". The Jardines del Rey airport serving the northern keys was destroyed, the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported, tweeting photos of a shattered terminal hall littered with debris. They are expected to start arriving early on Monday morning.
Irma is expected to regain strength as it steams over warm waters south of Florida, according to the NHC.
Whatever you do, don't fire guns at Hurricane Irma as it rips through Florida.
Monitoring the situation from Camp David, President Donald Trump urged people in the danger areas to heed the governor's advice.
The game is now set for Oct. 7, which was supposed to be an off week for both teams.
"She worked the shelter all night and was going home to retrieve some more items and then go back to the shelter", Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier told the Hardee County Herald-Advocate.
"The hurricane warnings are for the entire peninsula and west to Panama City", said Ryan Maue, a meteorologist at the private firm WeatherBell Analytics. No other vehicles or people were involved.
Meanwhile, some projections have Irma maintaining hurricane strength as she passes the length of Florida and into Georgia. Britain sent a navy ship and almost 500 troops to the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos islands. Ossman had been working at the Hardee Correctional Institute for 21 years.
More than 6 million residents were encouraged to leave in an historic evacuation effort.
And an elderly man died of natural causes while sheltering in a school in the city of Marathon on the Keys, Larry Kahn, an editor for FlKeysNews.com, said.
"He was staying in one of the classrooms", Khan explained.