[UPDATE] Hurricane Irma Is Now A Category 5 Storm, Florida Declares State Of Emergency

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[UPDATE BELOW] With Texas still reeling from Hurricane Harvey, Florida is bracing for a potential Category 4 or 5 hurricane of its own—Hurricane Irma is hurtling toward the Caribbean, with weather experts predicting it could hit Florida by the weekend.

Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 storm, and will likely hit the Leeward Islands—including Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat—today. Puerto Rico is expected to find itself in the eye of the storm late tomorrow,

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