SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (WKRG) — The governor of Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma.
In a release from the office of Ricardo Rosselló, the governor has also activated the National Guard.
Puerto Rico is under a hurricane watch, meaning hurricane conditions are expected in the next 48 hours.
Government offices in Puerto Rico will stay open through noon on Tuesday so that workers can put together a plan to protect public property.
Hurricane Irma currently has 120 mph winds and is moving west southwest at 14 miles per hour toward the Lesser Antilles islands.