Hurricane Irma will hit the state of Florida officials warn, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
The massive category 5 hurricanes is expected to hit Florida by Sunday morning, leaving destruction in it’s path like never seen before.
Heavy rains and winds are expected even if the hurricane dies down a bit, officials say as much as 20 inches of rain could fall.
The the National Hurricane Center says Irma will be life-threatening.
“Irma is likely to make landfall in Florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and will bring life-threatening wind impacts to much of the state regardless of the exact track of the center.”
President Trump posted a video message on Twitter comforting people who have been or will be affected by the devastation of Irma.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 8, 2017
As thousands are fleeing Florida and heading north, relief efforts are being set in place to brace for impact.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.