February 21, 2018

Jose strengthens into hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

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Cranes in Miami impacted by Irma

Cranes in Miami impacted by Irma

"This is the largest such evacuation in the history of the country", Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said.

The islands of Antigua and Barbuda were the first to be hit by Irma.

With many South Florida residents fleeing their homes before Hurricane Irma, hospitals in Florida's southernmost county have put their own evacuation plans into motion.

But its monitoring equipment has since been destroyed by the hurricane, it said. President Trump has already approved emergency declarations for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, mobilizing federal disaster relief efforts.

Puerto Rico's economic crisis has resulted in major funding and staffing cuts to the public power company and, consequently, the power supply may not be restored for up to six months.

Walsh says Irma is expected to maintain its strength as it moves towards the United States. Emergency managers in Georgia said tropical storm force winds could reach the state over the weekend.

Fourteen hospitals are using generators after losing power, and trees and lights posts are strewn across some roads.

Hurricane Katia is poised to hit eastern Mexico and now has max sustained winds at 75 miles per hour.

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The State Department has ordered some US government personnel in the Bahamas to leave the Caribbean island chain ahead of the arrival of powerful Hurricane Irma.

The island still got pounded by powerful wind and rain Wednesday night, leaving it suceptible to flooding.

Aid workers have described the desperate efforts to evacuate Haiti and the Dominican Republic before Hurricane Irma strikes.

Meanwhile, Irma has killed one person and has left behind "total devastation" in the tiny Caribbean Island of Barbuda.

Significant damage was also reported on St. Martin, an island split between French and Dutch control.

However, many of them are now hoping that their homes will be spared serious damage as Hurricane Irma batters the islands with 185mph winds. Unfortunately, it's hard to say whether they'll remain a rarity in the future. Two navy ships are also steaming to the island to offer help.

"The U.S. has never been hit, since we started collecting records in 1851, by two Category 4 or stronger hurricanes in the same season", meteorologist Jeff Masters, a co-founder of the website Weather Underground, told PBS. We had 40-foot containers flying left and right. One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, the risky Category Five hurricane was churning off the north coast of Puerto Rico on Wednesday night, on a potential collision course with south Florida where at-risk areas were evacuated.

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