Days after dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey now forms Hurricane Irma. A state of emergency was released Monday afternoon as affected areas were told to evacuate. Please don’t wait until the last minute to evacuate with Hurrivane Irma at a category five but expected to reach a category six once it hits landfall this weekend which could wipe out affected areas. According to The National Hurricane Center, Irma’s projected to turn west-northwest by the end of today and moving on an overall track that increased the possibility that South Florida will feel its effects, if not take a direct hit.
Hurricane Irma is expected to strengthen over the next couple of days, making it the biggest hurricane to hit South Florida since Category 5 Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
” Dangerous conditions, with hurricane force winds, are expected to hit the Leeward Islands tonight and Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday.
Hurricane watches have also been issued for portions of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, with fierce winds, storm surge and heavy rain Thursday and Friday. In Puerto Rico, the governor has declared a state of emergency and is preparing to open 456 shelters that can house more than 62,000. Puerto Rico’s power company also warned that Irma could cut off the island’s electricity for four to six months. ”
– source Miami Herald
Again please be safe, be prepared and aware of what is to come.
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