In photos: Irma's anxious wait in Naples on Florida's
Hurricane Irma has been changing direction in the last few hours and now Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa on the west coast of the state are more threatened than Miami. While in the east they feel some relief, anxiety is building in the west.
9 Sep 2017 – 03:53 PM EDT
Last chance for some quiet time on the beach before Irma hits Naples. Crédito: Getty Images
People gathered on Naples beach before the arrival of the hurricane, Sept 9. The area has already begun to be whipped for strong winds which are forecast to intensify on Sunday. Crédito: Getty Images
Jordan Alvarez embraces his mother Katie on a beach in the city of Naples, Florida, on the west coast of the state. Crédito: Getty Images
"Irma you suck!" Univision News reporter Damià Bonmatí arrived on Naples Beach on Saturday and said many cars were fleeing from Naples to Miami on the highway. Crédito: Getty Images
Men put metal sheets on the front of a business in downtown Naples before the arrival of Hurricane Irma. Crédito: Getty Images
A sign announces the closure of the famous pier at Naples beach, before the arrival of Hurricane Irma. Crédito: Getty Images
People walk in the empty center of Naples, popular with wealthy retirees. Not far from Naples is the agricultural community of Immokolee, producing tomatoes, where 70 percent of the population is Hispanic. Crédito: Getty Images
Maximiliano Garciga, a Cuban American was busy Saturday making last minute preparations to protect his home in Golden Gate, a largely Hispanic barrio in Naples.
Maximiliano Garciga in Golden Gate, a largely Hispanic barrio in Naples. His wife and daughter left for Orlando.
Regla Pino Hernández,a Cuban American outside her home in Naples.
Residents in Golden Gate, a Hispanic barrio in Naples, used sheets of wood and metal to protect their homes.