WASHINGTON - Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio have asked Senate leaders to add money for Hurricane Irma into the $7.85 billion package being considered for Hurricane Harvey.

“Hurricane Irma is now one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and is currently on track to make landfall in South Florida as early as Sunday,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer.“This massive category-5 storm has the potential to cause catastrophic destruction throughout the state and we are deeply concerned that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will not have the resources it needs to respond if Congress doesn’t act soon.”