The current path of Hurricane Irma goes across Antigua, the Virgin and Caribbean Islands before possibly turning toward the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and southern Florida later this week.
Already, Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in the state, posting on Twitter Tuesday that President Donald Trump has offered full government resources. Scott said he also activated 100 National Guard members, plus another 7,000 as well.
Weather expects are predicting that Irma will reach the Florida keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula by the weekend, with mandatory evacuation for the Florida Keys and Miami-Dade set to begin today.
According to AccuWeather, Irma is an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 hurricane, with winds now reaching up to 185 miles per hour. It is currently over the Atlantic, around 270 miles east of Antigua and Barbuda, and it is heading west across the Caribbean at an average speed of around 14 miles per hour.