Irma Hurricane Warning

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News agency Reuters was alerted to the imminent risk to two nuclear power plants on the western coast of Florida, when Hurricane Irma struck in September 2017. The urgent need to send a news report to hundreds of radio stations worldwide was prepared with this report.

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Language

English

Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)

Accents

British (General)

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Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
two Florida nuclear power stations are under direct threat from Hurricane Irma. Although plant owners claim the extremely dangerous nuclear reactors can withstand the onslaught of the monster hurricane, some experts are not so certain on. Officials have issued emergency orders to shut down both reactors ahead of the storm, leaving up to five million people without power. But there's another, more serious threat. Deadly nuclear radiation. Worst case scenarios should a nuclear breach occur? Includes statewide radioactive contamination, which could render all of Florida, if not the entire United States Eastern Seaboard on uninhabitable nuclear wasteland. Mandatory evacuations are in place for most coastal communities, affecting 650,000 people or more ahead of Hurricane Irma's landfall. Already, supplies of water, batteries, flashlights and plywood have disappeared in stores throughout South Florida.