Hurricane Irma strengthened to a Category 5 storm Tuesday morning, with maximum sustained winds near 185 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. As of 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, Irma was 130 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Irma is expected to make landfall early Wednesday. The hurricane is projected to hit Florida early Sunday, though its path is unpredictable. Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has declared a preparatory state of emergency in all 67 counties. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have also declared states of emergency, and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has activated the National Guard and canceled school starting Tuesday. Unlike Hurricane Harvey, which caused terrible flooding throughout Houston, Irma isn't expected to linger over land.
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