Flights have been cancelled across the north eastern Caribbean and states of emergency declared in Puerto Rico, U.S Virgin Islands, and Florida as Hurricane Irma is declared as a Category 5 hurricane.
It was centered 410 miles (660 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 13 mph (20 kph).
Authorities warned that the storm could dump up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain, cause landslides and dangerous flash floods and generate waves of up to 23 feet (7 meters). The storm’s center is expected to move near or over the northern Leeward Islands late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
A hurricane warning has also been posted for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and St. Barts, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. and British Virgin islands. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Guadeloupe and a tropical storm watch for Dominica.
If you are due to travel to the south eastern states of the U.S or the Caribbean please contact your travel provider for latest updates.