Family members riding out storm in Miami speak out Video

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Welcome back to our coverage of hurricane Irma and you’re looking at a perilous situation in Miami. That is a crane that has snapped inp the winds. That is a big concernment miami-dade police are unable to respond to any callers and the situation seems to be deteriorating. The winds 80 miles per hour. You can imagine the concern surrounding all of those cranes. Joining us from Miami right now, Danny Kaplan in Miami who decided to ride out the storm with his kids as well as his girlfriend and herhildren. Danny, good morning to you. We understand that you were not able to get flights out of Florida but you’re there. There are four children, correct? You’re there with your girlfriend as well. How are the kids doing right now? The kids are going a little stir crazy. We I think are getting it a lot better than most. We don’t have power. We have lost internet and cable. But for the most part the kids are doing fine. Everyone is holding up well. The weather is scary for the kids. We have our house bunkered up and every now and then we get these burst of winds and some of the anchors holding in the shutters have been coming undone. You can hear them clinching against the house. Can you give us a sense of what you’re seeing or hearing? There are certain parts of the house that are hurrine glass that we didn’t cover up. My neighborhood has a lot of plush landscaping, or used to. You see a lot of palm trees bending over. The palm palms are flying all over the place. Trash cans are all over the place. It’s extremely windy. You know, like the basketball net has already come down. The landscaping is destroyed in the whole neighborhood. When you hear the worst is yet to come, how do you plan on keeping your family safe? How do you plan on keeping them calm during this? We have in my house — that is completely buckled down, a safe room. When it gets bad we’re going to hang out in the safe room. We have plenty of supplies and a generator. We’ll be fine. We feel bad for the people closer to water that will have the storm surge but fortunately we are not in the flood zone. It’s a relief to hear you have gone to such great lengths to take precautions. I’m sure you have family and friends worried about you. What would you like to tell them? I would like everyone to know we’re all safe right now. I know the worst is still to come. Right now everyone’s spirits are high. We’re well stocked and prepared. We…

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