Scientists in Florida are reporting that a major hurricane was expected to make landfall in the state early Friday morning.
The National Hurricane Center said in a statement Friday that the center had revised the hurricane’s track toward the Florida Keys.
The hurricane was moving at 10 mph and could make landfall as a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.
It was the fourth storm to hit the state this year.
The storm was initially forecast to reach the Florida Panhandle but was later upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane.
The center also said Hurricane Irma was expected at 4:30 p.m.
ET (11:30 a.m.”GMT) on Friday.
The storm is expected to weaken, but it could still cause significant damage and fatalities.