FEMA said: “Nobody in Florida I know has ever experienced a Category 4 or 5 storm making landfall.“The nation has only seen three Category 5 storms since 1851 – the Labor Day Storm of 1935, Camile in 1969 and Andrew in 1992, and Andrew was a very, very compact Category 5 compared to what we are seeing here with Irma.“Each Category 5 storm is tremendously different because of a maximum radius winds and the elements it brings with it.
Another video from South Beach in Florida has shown several trees and a road sign shaking heavily as a result of the sheer force of the wind.
Viewers expressed their dismay, sending their condolences to those caught up in the region's destructive weather.
The latest NOAA update has Hurricane Irma moving just north of Cuba as it travels toward Miami, where it is expected to make landfall on early Sunday.
The latest storm track map shows Hurricane Irma set to hit on Saturday night before tracking up towards Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina.
There is indescribable landscape here, that is covered by picturesque hills and valleys.