Hurricane Irma remains an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm as it barrels toward Florida. The National Hurricane Center forecast says Irma has maximum sustained winds near 150 miles-per-hour and is about 400 miles southeast of Miami and steadily moving toward the Florida coast.
Powerful winds and rain could hit the Florida Keys by late Saturday, with the hurricane reaching heavily populated areas of South Florida, near the city of Miami on Sunday morning. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Florida Keys and the southern Florida peninsula. The warning means there's a danger of life-threatening storm surges along the coastline during the next 36 hours.
President Trump is warning about Hurricane Irma. In a videotaped message on social media, Trump said Irma is packing historic, destructive potential. He urged everyone in the storm's path to be vigilant and heed the warnings of local and state officials.
The Category 4 storm is headed toward Florida. Irma is expected to hit the Florida Keys by Sunday morning and the storm surge is forecast to be three-to-ten feet. The President said nothing is more important than the safety and security of the American people. Trump will be monitoring Irma from Camp David this weekend.