Meet Irma, Jose and Katie.
Not only is Irma possibly the most powerful storm the Atlantic has ever seen, it has a nasty little brother clone following in it’s footsteps.
Can you imagine how Houston would feel if they were hit again a day and a half after Hurricane Harvey?
Not fair, that grim possibility is staring small Caribbean Islands, like Barbuda, straight in the face!
This morning we starting to get the photo’s and video’s on social media.
Quite a path path of destruction that Hurricane Irma has left behind. It will probably take years to rebuild Barbuda, St. Thomas, the British & US Virgin Islands, Saint Martin.
It is said that nearly EVERY building on Barbuda is damaged. And here comes Jose.
Category 5 storms; anything that gets in its way — gets leveled.
Storm surges, winds at nearly 300 km’s per hour; the rain alone can break windows and dent metal. It can also strip a tree of all it’s leaves. Completely stripped.
Puerto Rico got kind of lucky. It was a glancing blow, but still half of that Island is without power.
13 is the death toll so far (at last report), and that number will climb as these storms trudge on.
It’s the Dominican and Haiti today and Cuba may also get Puerto Rico’s luck. If there is damage, it will probably be on it’s eastern coast.
Irma is moving at about 17 km’s an hour.
Hard to be certain with a margin of error at about 150 km’s, but Irma could most definitely smack right into Miami this weekend. Or, take a right and hit Georgia, or even the Carolina’s at Category 3 or 4. The possibility of it veering left and scrubbing the Gulf Side hasn’t been discounted either.
The Florida Keys have been evacuated, as has most of South Florida.
The Governor is begging Floridians to comply with these safety warnings.
Landfall looks like it’ll be Sunday morning for the “Sunshine State.”
We pray for the best.