A Category 4 hurricane has moved toward Florida and Georgia and has brought strong winds and torrential rains to parts of the Southeast, where the storm has already caused record flooding and landslides.
In Georgia, where it was expected to strengthen into a Category 5 hurricane, a hurricane warning is in effect and several major roads are closed, according to the National Weather Service.
In Florida, where Irma is still a Category 1 storm, there are still no warnings.
Irma is now moving away from the Gulf Coast and into the Atlantic, and as it heads north, it could become a category 2 hurricane.
Hurricane Jose, which made landfall near the Georgia border in 2017, was considered a Category 3 hurricane.
Jose’s track is similar to Irma.
It was a Category 2 hurricane when it made landfall in the Atlantic in late March, but its winds dropped to a Category 4 when it passed into the Gulf of Mexico.
The storm moved eastward toward Florida, which was expected by some experts to be in the category 4 category on Monday.
The hurricane is expected to bring severe flooding and severe storm surge to much of the state, the National Hurricane Center said in a statement.
Irving, Texas, is also expected to see a Category 6 storm, with winds at or near 100 mph and gusts at up to 100 mph.
It is expected for sustained winds of at least 100 mph, according the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A Category 5 storm is expected in the next two days, and it could bring catastrophic flooding to parts in the Southeast and Georgia.
Forecasters are predicting the storm will bring more rain, flooding and strong winds to Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, the Weather Channel said.
A storm surge of 5 feet (1.8 meters) was recorded along the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.
The storm surge was expected for the state of Florida, but no records were broken.
The Florida Department of Transportation said that a bridge that spans Interstate 95 was washed out by the storm and that motorists should expect delays and detours.
Roads in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Alabama were closed on Saturday because of flooding.
Roads in Georgia were also closed in parts of Alabama and Tennessee.
Hurricane Jose was the most powerful hurricane to make landfall in American history, and experts say the storm is a threat to the South, the Gulf and the West Coast.
The Category 4 and 5 hurricane warnings were in effect in Florida, and the National Guard was deployed to the state.
Jose is also the first Category 5 to make a direct path through the Southeast since Hurricane Andrew made landfall on the Gulf coast in 1997.
Hurricanes can bring significant damage to coastal communities and infrastructure.
In 2017, the damage was estimated at $1 trillion, according USA Today.
Irvin, the strongest hurricane to hit the Gulf in history, made landfall as a Category 0 hurricane, the most intense storm ever recorded in the region.
Its path took it into Florida, South Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee, and Jose had a path that crossed the U.S. West Coast on Friday.
Irva was the last major hurricane to reach the Gulf until Hurricane Nate in the summer of 1992.
The National Hurricane Centre says Irma will be the second most powerful storm to strike the U,S.
mainland since Hurricane Wilma in 2008.
Irve, a Category 7 hurricane, was predicted to make its landfall near Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, and Hurricane Matthew, a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds over 110 mph, was expected in South Florida by Monday.