Residents in Florida Keys prepare for the worst despite Hurricane Ivan's new course
Officials from the National Hurricane Center in Miami say Hurricane Ivan is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 miles per hour, and is packing winds of 155 miles per hour.
Hurricane Ivan closed in on the Cayman Islands Sunday and is projected to make a direct hit on western Cuba Monday before moving into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, nearing the Florida Keys and parts of Floridas Gulf coast. Florida Keys residents are continuing to board up windows and stock up on canned food. Some residents have even evacuated the Keys. But, hurricane-weary residents in Florida are hoping to be spared from the brunt of Ivans fury.
Ivan lashed Jamaica with giant waves, heavy rain and winds nearing 155 miles per hour Saturday. The storm killed at least five people as it washed away homes, tore roofs off houses and ripped trees from the ground but unexpectedly spared the island from a direct hit.