In recent weeks, the nation was stunned to learn about the destruction of Hurricane Harvey. Thousands of people were displaced when flood waters destroyed their homes.
Now, another epic storm is brewing in the Atlantic. Some researchers are predicting it could be one of the worst storms to ever hit the area.
President Trump has wasted no time in declaring a “pre-landfall emergency” for Hurricane Irma. Irma is expecting to hit Florida particularly hard.
"I just heard from the White House and I have been told that President Trump has approved this declaration," Florida Governor Rick Scott said during a news briefing. "This will free up much needed federal funding and assistance as we prepare for Irma," Scott added, calling the Category 5 storm "incredibly dangerous."
The governor also warned people to prepare for the storm immediately. Some people have already evacuated the area in an effort to get to a safe area.
"Do not sit and wait to prepare. Get prepared now," Scott said.
Please join us in praying for the potential victims of this disaster. We ask the Lord for mercy as the storm makes it way to Florida. Be sure to read our other article about an Oscar winner who just died from kidney failure.