Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall In Caribbean

Hurricane Irma is holding its own as it makes landfall in the Caribbean.

A mandatory evacuation of tourists in the Florida Keys begins at sunrise Wednesday.

Irma is already a category five storm and that’s the strongest designation for a hurricane.

President Trump has declared states of emergency for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, allowing the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to coordinate disaster relief efforts there.

People in those areas are boarding up and picking up sandbags.

Many have made the decision to evacuate.

Stores across Florida are selling out of everything from water and food, to generators and plywood.

Forecasters still don’t know what Irma’s exact path will be, but they say the storm could still be very strong by the time it reaches the U.S. this weekend.