Hurricane Irma, pictured September 8, 2017, is expected to cause damage to Florida. Getty Images

Hurricane Irma is expected to hit various regions in Florida beginning late Saturday. Since the tropical storm's arrival will likely persist throughout the weekend, the state is essentially shutting down this weekend.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged residents to evacuate the state as a safety precaution.

"If you're in an evacuation zone, you've got to get out; you can't wait. This thing's coming. It looks like it's going to go right through the middle of our state," Scott said Friday on "Good Morning America."

Irma, which will strengthen into a Category 5 storm, presents questions as to what businesses and government facilities will be open and closed in Florida.

Walt Disney World Parks and Disney Springs in Orlando will be open Friday. The Disney parks will also be open Saturday with limited hours, but it will be closed Sunday and Monday. All hotel resorts will remain open with adjusted services and amenities.

"We hope to resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 12," Disney's website read. "We will provide regular updates to our guests on all operational changes."

Universal Studios and SeaWorld will also close park doors ahead of the storm, but they will offer limited hours Saturday.

On Friday, SeaWorld posted on Twitter:"#SeaWorldOrlando is closing Saturday at 5 p.m. and will remain closed Sunday & Monday as we monitor #HurricaneIrma."

Universal Studios alerted customers Friday to be aware of the "operational changes" with a Twitter posting.

Scott ordered all schools, colleges and universities to close its doors ahead of the storm. However, several school districts made the decision to close because of Irma before the governor's announcement. Schools and colleges in north central and northwest Florida, however, had remained open, according to NBC affiliate WESH.

Prison weekend visitations will be canceled statewide, which was a precautionary step taken by the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) to ensure the safety of those under its security blanket. This cancellation affects all major prison institutions, work camps, annex facilities and community release centers.

The FDC claimed on its website that the shut down was "in response to travel restrictions throughout Florida and to ensure staff resources can be maximized for hurricane response."

More than 30 prisons have been evacuated Friday to prepare for Irma's arrival.

Scott has ceased tolls throughout the state. Buses will operate on a normal schedule until hurricane winds occur, whereas rail services will suspend services Friday.

Key West International announced that it will be closed ahead of Irma. An announcement on the airport's website read, "airline operations will be suspended at the end of the day on Thursday 9/7/17 until further notice." Airports in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach claim it is still too soon to determine closures, according to the SunSentinel.

Medical facilities will be generally open, but select locations for Cleveland Clinic throughout Florida will only offer limited and emergency care. All government offices will remain closed, mail delivery services will be suspended until further notice.