WATCH LIVE: Florida Gov. Rick Scott gives update on Hurricane Irma
As Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4 storm, moves west toward Cuba, Florida Gov Rick Scott is expected to deliver an update from West Palm Beach.
Watch Gov. Scott’s remarks in the player above
Evacuations have been underway across South Florida as the hurricane plowed through northeast Caribbean islands, including Barbuda, Saint Martin and Puerto Rico, leaving a massive destruction in its wake.
“It is wider than our entire state and could cause major and life-threatening impacts on both coasts, coast to coast,” Scott said during an earlier press briefing. “Regardless of which coast you live on, be prepared to evacuate.”
PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.