Florida evacuees arrive at Sky Harbor amid cancellations, delays

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One Miami family was relieved to make it out of Florida, but very worried about family members who chose to stay through the storm. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) One Miami family was relieved to make it out of Florida, but very worried about family members who chose to stay through the storm. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

People fleeing Florida made it into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Thursday as Hurricane Irma approaches the sunshine state.

"I was at the airport for about two hours one night just waiting to get a flight, but I couldn't," says Samir Rahman, a University of Miami freshman.

Rahman had to take flights through Guatemala then Mexico City before arriving in Phoenix where his mother lives.

[RELATED: Sky Harbor passengers scramble to catch last flights to South Florida]

One Miami family was relieved to make it out of Florida, but very worried about family members who chose to stay through the storm.

"I would think it would be worse to stay at home and have to hope there," says Phil Vasta. "So, I'd rather deal with the consequences and the aftermath with my family safe and then I can pick up and do what we need to do."

[RELATED: Arizona task force on the road to provide help after Irma]

The Vastas are spending their time away from home to take their son on a trip to the Grand Canyon.

Flights scheduled to come in from Miami on Friday have already been canceled.

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