S Florida is praying for a high pressure front that will push Irma North and out of harms way.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency for every county to ensure that local governments have enough "time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for this dangerous storm," according to a statement from his office.
Scott said in the statement that Irma is a "life-threatening" storm and Florida "must be prepared."
"In Florida, we always prepare for the worst and hope for the best," Scott said, "and while the exact path of Irma is not absolutely known at this time, we cannot afford to not be prepared."
Irma is currently pushing into Puerto Rico with the eyewall- the strongest part of the storm- forecast in most models to pass just north of capitol city San Juan.
Liam Dutton ✔ @liamdutton
Hurricane #Irma is so big that it would cover the UK and Ireland. It's currently heading through the Caribbean towards Florida this weekend.
7:50 AM - Sep 6, 2017