The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Nov. 30.
Gov. Scott declared a state of emergency for Puerto Rico impact survivors and is opening relief centers at arrival points.
Maria is upgraded to a category five storm. Landfall is expected this evening.
Maria is now classified as a category one hurricane. The storm is expected to strengthen before reaching the Leeward Islands in the next 24-to-48 hours.
Hurricane Maria is expected later today. The storm's path is taking it toward some of the already-devastated islands in the Caribbean.
Newly formed Tropical Storm Maria is expected to become a major hurricane by midweek.