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This image shows the mad dash to get planes out of Irma's path

A tweet from flight tracker Flightradar24 on Friday showed the scramble to get out of Florida before Category 4 Hurricane Irma strikes the state this weekend.

The image shows flights in and out of the Sunshine State. By late morning, there were some 180 flights heading for Florida and 340 on their way out, the website said.

The airborne dash won't last long. Some of Florida's largest airports, including Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport are closing this weekend due to the storm, and airlines are halting operations Friday afternoon or evening to the region. Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida over the weekend.

Airlines including American, United, JetBlue and Delta have added flights to Florida to the last few days to move as many passengers and the carriers' expensive planes out of harms way. American operates a hub in Miami International Airport, which is in the storm's projected path.