Hurricane Irma – All we need to know before it hits us hard, States of emergency have been declared …

“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.

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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”.

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.

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.

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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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by Israt Yasmin, The Blogging Connection