Hurricane Irma is on its way to striking Florida and possibly the lower East Coast. The storm was upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane on September 4, and Governor Rick Scott wasted no time in declaring a state of emergency throughout the state. The storm is expected to make landfall by the end of the week.
According to Governor Scott, the state will be preparing for the worst but will be hoping for the best. Landfall is expected Friday. The governor urged residents of the state to keep an eye on local weather reports and to visit FLGetAPlan.com for assistance in getting prepared for the pending hurricane.
The announcement in Florida closely followed the same statement being made by Puerto Rico’s governor. Government workers on the island are preparing for the storm to hit on Tuesday. It is expected that the storm could not only dump massive amounts of rain, but cause tremendous waves.
If the storm continues to gain strength, it could have a devastating impact on the state of Florida. Massive destruction is predicted unless the storm shocks forecasters and dies down before hitting land. Residents are being urged to remain vigilant to updated forecasts and take the proper precautions.
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