Hurricanes Jose And Katia Join Hurricane Irma that Passes Close by Puerto Rico
4 minutes read September 7th, 2017
passed close by Puerto Rico causing heavy rain and strong wind on Wednesday evening and leaving nearly 900 thousand people without power and nearly 50 thousand – without water.
Dominican Republic, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, Cuba, and the Bahamas are getting ready to meet Irma.
Irma is expected to reach the Florida Keys and South Florida early Sunday causing a landfall. 25 thousand people have already left the Florida Keys being under a mandatory evacuation. Trump declared an emergency in Florida. The potentially catastrophic wind may reach the strength of 185 mph. Authorities in the Bahamas announced evacuation in 6 southern islands.
Besides, Hurricane Irma is not alone anymore. Tropical storms Jose and Katia gained strength to became the hurricane and joined the most powerful disaster on Wednesday.
Jose turned into the hurricane over the open Atlantic. It is expected to become the Category 3 or more hurricane. According to meteorologists, it will curve up into the open Atlantic, although Jose may affect the northern Leeward Islands that have just been devastated by Irma.
Katia turned into the hurricane in the Southern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to affect the Mexican coast.
Cruise lines operating sailings in the endangered region continue to make changes in the cruise itineraries and announce cruise cancellations. You can find the list of canceled sailings here.
We remind you that Hurricane Irma is the Category 5 hurricane, the most powerful of ever recorded in the Atlantic. It has already caused horrible devastation on the islands of Barbuda, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. You can read more information here.
Please track the updates and stay safe wherever you are!
NOAA Hurricane Hunters flying through the eye of Hurricane Irma
Widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Irma on Wednesday by King EljeffeTv