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Heartwarming tales have already emerged from the devastation Hurricane Irma is wreaking on Florida.
Millions have evacuated as Florida faces the 'most catastrophic storm' it has ever seen with tornadoes, flooding and 130mph winds.
But, among the destruction and chaos, remarkable acts of hope and resilience have weathered the storm.
While thousands run for safety these "Muslim" brothers (my friends) took to Orlando today so they could be the firs… https://t.co/PnEapSGDQH — MuslimMarine (@MuslimMarine)
Muslim Marine - an organisation of Muslim American Marines - members braved the journey to Orlando to lend a helping hand.
***Respect*** 25+ utility trucks left Minnesota; Florida bound. #HurricaneIrma #Irma #Florida #FloridaKeys https://t.co/o8jdQk8jJj — Chris Bryan CPA CkP® (@Chris Bryan CPA CkP®)
Even if it meant heading towards the danger.
.@VATF1, one of our search & rescue teams, headed down to Puerto Rico yesterday to support #Irma response operation… https://t.co/Qx6FPxE5Ur — FEMA (@FEMA)
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When actress Kristen Bell learnt that her Frozen co-star Josh Gad's family were evacuating Florida, she got them a hotel room.
Bell is was in Florida shooting a film - and now she's helping those who need it.
So the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made a map.
Final call for #FL #Evacuations. Find a shelter with the @fema app. There are a lot. #HurrcaneIrma #IrmaFlorida… https://t.co/KwqM524trH — Eben Brown (FOX) (@Eben Brown (FOX))
Shelters are also going the extra length to help.
Folks keep filing into shelter at JD Parker Elementary School. Capacity 1,300, "but we're not turning anyone away." #HurrcaneIrma #TCWEATHER — havepaddlewilltravel (@havepaddlewilltravel)
Drivers keep coming, some tell me they had a hard time finding water else where & was happy to find it here & it's… https://t.co/46OJro0POz — Jackie Orozco (@Jackie Orozco)
Much of Florida is experiencing a loss of water, power and communication.
We spent day on Virgin Gorda helping with water, supplies, shelter. Incredible spirit from everyone here… https://t.co/K3YwV9U4tF — Richard Branson (@Richard Branson)
Richard Branson also tweeted that Hurricane Irma "really is the storm of the century" and that everyone needs to pitch in - which they did.
Hurricane Irma really is storm of the century – but urge all in path of Hurricane #Jose to prepare & stay safe too… https://t.co/poqLNfcb39 — Richard Branson (@Richard Branson)
One kind stranger offered their place for free.
Thankfully, they were already safe.