Here's a news release from veterans affairs:
The Department of Veterans Affairs St. Petersburg Regional Office in Bay Pines has announced the closing of facilities in Florida due to Hurricane Irma
Two companies of an Army Reserve helicopter regiment stationed at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport are bugging out in advance of Hurricane Irma.
About two dozen Black Hawk helicopters and some 50 soldiers assigned to A and F Companies of the Army's 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment will be leaving because of the storm, said Army Capt. Matthew Roman, an Army Reserve Aviation spokesman.
No decision has been made yet on where the helicopters and troops will go, said Roman, who declined to say when the move will take place citing operational security concerns.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for the Florida peninsula from Jupiter Inlet southward and around the peninsula to Bonita Beach,
including the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay. Maximum sustained winds are near 175 mph
At 11 a.m., the eye of Hurricane Irma was about 120 miles southeast of Grand Turk Island. The Category 5 storm continues to move to the west-northwest at 16 mph.
Here are the lastest computer model tracks for Hurricane Irma from Weather Underground. More here.