YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy offered prayers to all those bracing Irma. Though his Twitter handle, he asked the people in the danger zone to stay safe and hoped normalcy would return soon.

Irma, a category 5 hurricane, has made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph after causing widespread devastation in the Caribbean islands and is heading towards Florida, where it may make a landfall on Sunday. Irma hit the island nation's Camaguey archipelago at 11 pm on Friday night. Cuban authorities have evacuated some 700,000 civilians so far.

Irma slammed the Turks and Caicos and southeastern Bahamas earlier on Friday before it was off to pound northern Cuba and the central Bahamas. then it first made landfall, Irma sustained maximum wind speeds of at least 185 mph for at least 37 hours, longer than any storm on record. The Red Cross estimates 1.2 million people have already been battered by the storm.