Category 5 Hurricane Irma heading Toward the Leeward Islands. Florida Declares a State of Emergency.

Hurricane Irma has reached category 5 strength and Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties across the state. A mandatory evacuation of visitors and residents of the Florida Keys will go into effect on Wednesday.

The storm is an immediate threat to the small islands of the northern Leewards, including Antigua and Barbuda, as well as the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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