As Hurricane Irma takes aim at south Florida, a Guelph man is looking for donations that he will be personally delivering to the Sunshine State next week.
Baz Durzi told CJOY News that he wanted to rent a trailer to deliver donations of baby supplies to those affected by Irma, but instead Durzi said U-Haul has donated a 20 foot truck for his trip.
The trailer will be parked at 1027 Gordon Street in Guelph to accept donations until 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Items can also brought into the Homelife Realty office at that location.
Durzi is looking for diapers, baby formula, baby food, wipes, and Ziploc bags.
He said he plans to leave for north Orlando Sunday night or Monday morning.
Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida late Saturday, as much of the state is bracing for catastrophic impact over the weekend.
She weakened to a Category 4 storm early Friday packing winds speeds of about 240 km/h, remaining a very powerful and dangerous storm.
On Thursday, Florida officials began ordering evacuations from southern cities while Irma was a Category 5 storm and prompted a strong warning from state governor Rick Scott.
“Look at the size of this storm, it’s huge,” Scott said. “It’s wider than our entire state and could cause major and life-threatening impacts coast to coast. Remember Hurricane Andrew is one of the worst storms in the history of Florida. This is much worse and more devastating on its current path.”
With files from Global News