Meteorologists have been shocked at how rapidly Hurricane Irma has been strengthening, and they are already warning that if it hits the United States as a high-level category 6 storm the devastation would be absolutely unprecedented.
Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a Category 5 Hurricane, with winds at 185 mph as of 8 p.m. ET. Irma roared into the Caribbean with record-setting force early Wednesday, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida by the weekend.
Wild footage live of Hurricane Irma striking Antigua will certainly put the fear of God in you. Watch the video below!
Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 storm, and catastrophic damage is possible in the Florida Keys and southern Florida this weekend as a second storm has formed behind it.
Irma was packing 185 mph winds and gusts of more than 200 mph as of 8 p.m. ET Tuesday and is expected to continue churning with deadly hurricane-force winds and a dangerous storm surge across a wide swath of the Caribbean this week before moving toward southern Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The dangerous storm is currently 85 miles east of Antigua and moving west at 15 mph. Hurricane watches and warnings have been issued across Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, Cuba and the Leeward Islands. Conditions across the northern Leeward Islands will begin to deteriorate soon.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Jose has formed over the open Atlantic, following closely behind Irma, the NHC said Tuesday. Jose could become a Category 2 hurricane as it brushes the northeastern-most Caribbean islands at the end of the week. However, Jose poses no threat to the U.S. or Puerto Rico as of Tuesday.
Pray to GOD our Heavenly Father, through His Son Jesus Christ the Son of GOD, and ask them to calm the storm and they will. It’s really that simple, considering GOD controls the weather.” “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” – Matthew 21:22