Where Is Hurricane Irma Going Next?

Hurricane Irma regained power and its Category 4 status on Sunday morning before making landfall in the Florida Keys, with storm surges in the islands potentially reaching up to 10 feet.

As Hurricane Irma looms to the south, millions of Florida residents are bracing for the Category 3 storm to run up along the Gulf Coast when it arrives Sunday.

The hurricane is about 140 miles southeast of Key West, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, according to forecasters.

Many of the islands in the firing line were battered by category 5 Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, with winds gusting over 185mph.

The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for a wide swath of Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties in South Florida.

A spokesperson tweeted: 'If winds go calm, you're in the eye.

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida, along the state's central eastern coast, closed yesterday in preparation for Irma's arrival.

The storm has so far demolished nearly everything in its path. The small nation of Barbuda, for instance, was all but destroyed.

Tropical storm warning posted for part of North Carolina
There should be a sharp cut-off along, and to the northwest, of the I-95 corridor, making this a southeast New Jersey special. LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Rain and storm chances drop off considerably and only isolated to widely scattered activity is possible.

More than 1,100 police, military officials and others were deployed to St Martin and the nearby French Caribbean territory of St Barts, where they used helicopters to identify the cars of people looting stores and homes.

Tens of thousands of people have joined an event advertised on Facebook to tackle the hurricane currently bearing down on Florida, in an attempt to "show Irma that we shoot first".

Texas and Louisiana are still reeling from the flooding and destruction left by Hurricane Harvey at the end of August.

Aid and expertise is being provided to Britain's territories in the region in a £32 million government cash injection.

"I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself". Major hurricane force winds were expected over the Keys by sunrise on Sunday, the centre said.

Prime minister of Barbuda, Gaston Brown, described the scenes of devastation in the island as "heart-wrenching" and said estimates of damage is "no hyperbole".

According to the NHC's forecasts, Jose is due to weaken gradually as it heads northwest into Atlantic waters away from land, and should eventually peter out toward mid-week. More than 5.6 million Floridians have been ordered to evacuate, and Scott has urged people living in mandatory evacuation zones to flee immediately.


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