“Irma possess the most serious hurricane threat to northern Cuba and Florida since at least hurricane Andrew in 1992” said meteorologist Jeff Masters.
The new name for the strengthening storm; Irma, is the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded. Irma is at a pace to conjure the world.
There are many prompt forecasting done by the specialized scientist and meteorologist and the updates are frequently sent to the allotted place that are sketched as “the new audience for Irma’s conjuring”.
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Irma being a fully-fledged member of Hurricane is taking its course. The storm is expected to slam the eastern islands Caribbean island with devastating winds, heavy rains and catastrophic storm surge. Irma was resting 180miles east of Antigua with maximum sustained wind of 185mph at 2pm ET on Tuesday.
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Sources say that the National Hurricane Centre predicted the storm will start hitting the Leeward Islands, the chain of islands separating the Caribbean sea from the Atlantic Ocean.
Irma will likely begin battering Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands, Wednesday night, the Dominican Republic and Haiti Thursday morning, and Jamaica Friday morning.
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The Hurricane is gathering a lot of audience for it’s celebrated performance of destruction of several lives and properties.
Hurricane warnings are in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Martin, St. Barthelme, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, VI eques and Culebra. These islands could face hurricane within 36 hours.
Hurricane watches are in places for Guadeloupe, the Dominican Republic, Turks, Haiti, Caicos and the Bahamas. These islands can face tropical storm conditions within 48 hours.
In comparison with Hurricane Harvey, Irma will bring strong winds unlike floods.
According to the Saffir-Simpson’s scale Irma’s winds could be considered as Category 6. This type of wind speed can completely destroy most framed homes, topple trees and take down power lines.
The quick rise in water caused by hurricane’s strong winds and high waves could be devastating as well especially for low lying Caribbean islands.
The NHC projects storm surge heights to reach 7 to 11 feet in the Virginia islands, 3 to 5 feet on the coast of Puerto Rico.
Rainfall could reach up-to 8 to 12 inches across the Leeward Islands with some areas reaching up to 18 inches. Puerto Rico and the Virginia islands should expect 4 to 10 inches of rain.
The rains can cause flash flooding and mudslides.
Senior hurricane specialist Daniel Brown said, “everyone in hurricane prone areas should ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place.”
The organizations are doing the best needful that are required. We can only hope for the best and rest the nature owns.
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