Puerto Rico Braces For Impact As Irma Approaches The Caribbean Island

Puerto Rico is bracing for Hurricane Irma's pending impact.  

A state of emergency has been declared for the island, as the category five storm barrels through the Caribbean with winds of more than 175 mph.  

Members of the National Guard have already been activated and more than 200 FEMA responders are on the ground in Puerto Rico.  

Already, Antigua's airport has closed -- with an ominous statement from local authorities as Hurricane Irma approaches the Caribbean island. 

The statement from the V.C. Bird International Airport says it is shutting down Tuesday and advises all visitors and residents of the two-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda to seek protection from the "onslaught" of the Category 5 storm. 

It closes with: "May God protect us all."

Some forecast models have Irma hitting Florida this weekend.

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