President Donald Trump is warning everyone in the path of Hurricane Irma to heed to the requests of local and state law enforcement officials.
In a videotaped message that was posted on social media Friday afternoon, Trump said Irma is packing historic, destructive potential.
He urged everyone to be vigilant.
The Category 4 storm is headed toward Florida and is expected to hit the Florida Keys by Sunday morning. The storm surge is forecast to be anywhere between 3 and 10 feet.
The President said nothing is more important than the safety and security of the American people.
Trump will be monitoring Irma from Camp David this weekend.