The large Puerto Rican community in Holyoke is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Irma and how it might impact family members.
The National Hurricane Center says the Category Five hurricane is producing heavy rain in the U.S. island territory as it moves west.
Puerto Rico native and Holyoke City Councilor Nelson Roman says he's organizing a donation drive for islanders.
Roman says that he is meeting with similar groups in Rhode Island and Connecticut in order to come up with donations of personal items for the people in Puerto Rico.
(picture with thanks Western Mass News)