Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:07PM
Broken tree branches block roads in the Coral Beach neighborhood as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  (Photo by AFP)
Broken tree branches block roads in the Coral Beach neighborhood as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by AFP)

US President Donald Trump says he will visit Florida in the near future as the state was being battered by Hurricane Irma.

"We're going to Florida very soon," said the president alongside first lady Melania Trump outside the White House on Sunday. "It's going to play out over the next five or six hours. I'm going in now for meetings, but it's all about coordination. I think we're really well coordinated, as well as you can possibly be."

Palm trees lie strewn across the road as Hurricane Irma passes by on September 10 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by AP)

He further suggested that the US government is prepared to deal with the storm.

"The bad news is that this is some big monster, but I think we're really well coordinated," he said.

Irma, meanwhile, was making its way north after making landfall on the southwestern coast of Florida.

A fallen tree crashes atop a row of cars on September 10, 2017 Miami, Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  (Photo by AFP)

"It's just about the biggest ever recorded that hit land, and unfortunately we got it. We may have been a little bit lucky in that it went on the west, and may not have been quite as destructive, but we're going to see," the president said.

Florida's coastal and southern areas have been evacuated since last week with a record 6.3 million people leaving their homes.

A truck is seen on its side after being blown over as Hurricane Irma passed through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by AFP)

More than two million people were also left without power across the state, which is home to President Trump’s famous resort, Mar-a-Lago, located in Palm Beach on the east side of the state.

Mar-a-Lago was reportedly closed while guests at Trump’s Doral hotel were asked to leave.

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 1, 2017 shows the Mar-a-Lago Club at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.  (Photo by AFP)

According to the University of Wisconsin’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, an estimated $1.73 trillion worth of real estate was in the path of Irma as of Friday.