Naval Air Station Key West in Florida was being evacuated Wednesday and the Pentagon was diverting more assets from Texas as Category 5 Hurricane Irma began working its destructive way westward along the Caribbean island chains on a path to hit southern Florida. Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, commander of the Navy Region Southeast, ordered the “mandatory evacuation of nonessential personnel and dependents from NAS Key West to safe haven within 300 miles of Atlanta, Georgia,” the sea service said.

Source: Navy Evacuates 5K from Key West, Reroutes Relief Ships |

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