However, Irma is not the fiercest hurricane to hit Florida.
"We are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma", a Trump Organization spokesperson told CNN on Wednesday. "They don't know how serious it is", Jones said. By comparison, Scott warned this week that Irma was wider than all of Florida and could swamp it from coast to coast, during a northward push through the state. The buses are clearly marked as "hurricane evacuation" buses. The phone lines will be manned Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Even as Irma tracks west, hurricane force winds could extend up to 70 miles from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds can extend 185 miles.
Friday, fire and rescue crews went door-to-door at mobile home parks in Clearwater to make sure everyone had an evacuation plan.
Scott on Friday told residents from seven counties that they should leave by midnight or should not get on the road.
Time is running out for Floridians to evacuate before Irma roars ashore this weekend.
Now, the major hurricane heads toward the Florida Keys and the rest of the state threatening winds around 150 miles per hour and storm surges anywhere between six and 12 feet.
Florida State has more than a dozen players on its roster who are from South Florida, which is expected to receive the greatest brunt of the hurricane.
Thousands of drivers packed both Interstate 95 and 75; other evacuees hit the airport to get out of town. After that, they put the bridges up and we're either stuck in or out.
Homer Bryson, head of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, said the storm is still three days away from Georgia. He says the water is fine to drink.
Mandatory evacuations are underway for people living in Level A in Pinellas County. Hundreds of thousands of people have evacuated.
Several of Trump's properties may be impacted by Hurricane Irma. The forecast carries the hurricane into the Florida Straits Saturday, then turns the storm northward toward the southwestern Florida coast.