Germain Arena Turned Hurricane Evacuation Shelter Houses Thousands

StoryfulWeatherPublished: September 9, 2017
Published: September 9, 2017

Germain Arena in Estero, Florida, turned into a hurricane shelter on Saturday, September 9, housing thousands of Floridians ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall. The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida early on Sunday. The arena opened on Saturday morning, and thousands of people formed a line which snaked around arena grounds, according to news reports. The Germain holds more than 7,000 people, and another arena at Florida Gulf Coast University also opened doors to those seeking shelter from the storm. Credit: Instagram/swadeshine via Storyful

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