Beach evacuations were activated Saturday afternoon along Florida's northeast coast in Jacksonville, ahead of Hurricane Irma's arrival in Florida.
City officials have issued mandatory evacuation orders for parts of the city.
Those orders affect people living in mobile homes and in coastal and low-lying areas.
Numerous shelters have been opened throughout the city.
Although the hurricane is expected to track along the state's west coast, it's still expected to pound the east coast with hurricane force wind gusts tomorrow night through Monday morning.