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Sep 5, 2017

Category 5 Hurricane Irma to Strike Caribbean, Florida

The revelry aside….the Northern Lesser Antilles and Florida are bracing for a category-five hurricane to make landfall over the next few days. This morning, Hurricane Irma was upgraded from a category four to five and according to the National Hurricane Center it is the strongest hurricane ever recorded outside the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It is projected that it will make landfall in southern Florida at the start of the weekend. A hurricane warning has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis, along with Saint Maarten, BVI and a number of other smaller islands. Haiti, along with Turks and Caicos are on hurricane watch because a category-five means catastrophic damage will occur on lands touched by the hurricane. Here’s the latest from the Weather Channel as they look at the path of this category-five storm barreling straight for Florida, passing over several islands in our region.


[Weather Channel coverage on Hurricane Irma…]


And while Hurricane Irma has sent many into planning mode, others are keeping an eye on another storm named Jose. It is predicted to follow the same general path as Irma — but with a slightly more northern approach according to forecast maps released by the hurricane center this morning. It is being predicted that Jose is likely to develop into a hurricane.

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