Hurricane Irma has killed at least 13 people as the Category 5 storm tore through the Caribbean is heading to Miami, Florida. At 5.30pm EDT (22.30pm BST) the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) warned that Irma is tracking towards the British territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands, then the Bahamas before making a potentially devastating strike on Florida this weekend. The NHC in Miami,

Florida in a public advisory, said: “Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days.” The centre added: “It has become more likely that Irma will make landfall in southern Florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and bring life-threatening storm surge and wind impacts to much of the state. “A Hurricane Watch is in effect for South Florida, the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay, and will likely be expanded northward tonight.” READ MORE