Manx families in danger as Florida feels force of Irma

The Cooper family keep their spirits up

More than 3.4 million homes without power

Manx families in Florida are hunkered down after Hurricane Irma blasted up the west coast of the city.

More than 3.4 million homes in the state are without power and parts of the city of Miami are under water.

Although it's been downgraded, forecasters say it remains powerful - with winds at more than 110 miles an hour and people warned against venturing out.

Manx resident, John Cooper, is at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Orlando with his family - where it's about to hit:

Juan Thomas has a holiday home in the city - he's hoping for the best, and expecting the worst:

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