The hurricane Dorian has hit the US Virgin Islands with it due to reach the US mainland by the weekend.
The states of Florida and Georgia are expected to suffer the most.
Hurricane Dorian was classified as Category 1 on Wednesday as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency.
“Today, I am declaring a state of emergency to ensure Florida is fully prepared for Hurricane Dorian,” DeSantis said in a statement.
According to the Florida Governor “It’s important for Floridians on the east coast to monitor this storm closely. Every Florida resident should have seven days of supplies, including food, water and medicine, and should have a plan in case of disaster.”
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, meanwhile, held back on declaring a state of emergency urging caution while admitting “we’re not sure where this storm is going.