As the sun rose Sunday morning ahead of Labor Day, the level of danger was elevated for a monster storm approaching the U.S.
The National Weather Service confirmed landfall at Elbow Cay in the Abacos.
30 inches of rain and a 20 foot storm surge are exptected to wreak havoc on the islands, which have never taken a direct hit by a category 5 storm.
Andrew was the closest cat 5 to graze its shores in 1992.
People tracking the storm believe it will travel up the Florida coast and through the Carolinas through next week.