Island family braces for Hurricane Irma

Moved from IOM to US only weeks ago

Moving from the Isle of Man to Florida has put one Manx family in the path of a storm threatening devastation this weekend.

Hurricane Irma hits the Sunshine State on Sunday - Russ and Kim Fielder relocated their family to North Naples on the west coast only last month.

They're less than seven miles from the sea as Irma moves closer - the most severe hurricane in the season for some 12 years.

It's left 14 people dead, and scores homeless as it continues to tear through the Caribbean.

US authorities have ordered mass evacuations. Mrs Fielder says she's already packed to drive north, preparing for the worst but hoping for the best.

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