Other Florida events over social media have called for people to try and stop the storm as it passes through the state.
The Category 5 storm killed at least 24 victims as it cut a destructive path across the Caribbean islands it left in ruins before being downgraded to Category 3.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for much of West and South Florida, which means the center believes unsafe conditions are imminent.
"This is the most catastrophic storm the state has ever seen", he said September 9.
In a tweet, the Dutch navy said the security situation on St. Maarten, which saw widespread looting and robberies after Hurricane Irma, had improved thanks to patrols by marines and police flown to the island to help overwhelmed local law enforcement. Petersburg area by Monday morning. "We have to keep on".
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, whose diocese was hit by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, noted that people in the Caribbean already had "felt Hurricane Irma's full force". The storm is expected to strengthen once it moves away from Cuba, turning north while remaining a powerful hurricane when it reaches Florida.
Weakening to tropical storm with sustained winds of up to 110km/h at 8am on Monday, Irma had moved to about 56km west of Gainesville and was headed up the coast, the National Hurricane Centre said.
Ports in Tampa and Miami - which, Scott said, are the primary ways fuel is transported to the state - were closed because of the storm.
The live stream at Key West has proved a big hit online, and this is one of the reasons why.
Florida cities such as Naples, Sarasota, and Tampa are in or near the forecast path of the storm's eye.
Storm surge of 4-6 feet above ground may happen beginning Sunday evening, the Weather Service said.
Scott's office said the request was submitted within a couple hours of Irma's landfall at Cudjoe Key around 9:10 a.m. Sunday.
Miami began feeling some of Irma's winds Saturday, with high-rise construction cranes sent spinning in circles.
Officially, Irma was a Category 4 hurricane during its first USA landfall Sunday morning. Some people in South Florida could be without electricity for weeks.
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to the governors of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee on Sunday and issued a disaster declaration for Puerto Rico, which was hit by the storm last week, the White House said.
This is the the first year on record that the continental United States has had two Category 4 hurricane landfalls in the same year.
Her family is among thousands from the small tight-knit community, she explains, who are "just trying to figure out where do I go from here and what do I do to get my life back?"