At least 20 people are dead and thousands more are homeless in the wake of Hurricane Irma on a string of Caribbean islands.
Now, the storm remains on a path toward South Florida.
Floridians emptied stores of plywood and bottled water Friday while Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts.
The hurricane rolled past the Dominican Republic and Haiti and battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday with waves as high as 20 feet.
Communications went down as the storm slammed into the islands, and the extent of the devastation was unclear.
Thousands of tourists were trapped on St. Martin, St. Barts, and the Virgin Islands in the path of Hurricane Jose, which was upgraded to an extremely dangerous Category 4 Friday and threatened to roll in from the Atlantic and strike as early as Saturday.
Now, South Florida braces for what is to come our way.