Irma is the Biggest, Fastest, and the most Destructive Hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean! and Hurricanes Jose and Katia are right behind!!!
Some Facts on Hurricane Irma:
*About 500 miles wide
*Irma became a powerful Cat 5 storm Tuesday, September 5 packing winds up to 175 mph and has maintained 185 mph winds for more than 24 hours.
*In 1989 Hurricane Hugo had 100 mph sustained winds and in 1995 Opal had 80 MPH winds
*Irma appears to be headed for Florida and the eastern coast
*Two Cat 4 or greater hurricanes have never made landfall in the US in the same year
*Wind gusts up to 100 mph
* Hurricane force winds to the Keys and Southwest Florida, will go on for hours
*Threats of tornados from Hurricane Irma
*@9:35am, Florida is already getting Hurricane Irma’s winds
*Storm surge will be horrific
*Once the storm starts, law enforcement cannot save you
*Florida, Call if you need to evacuate but cannot 800-342-3557
*Help your neighbor
*Get to a shelter, don’t stay in your home!
*There will be an Enormous Circulation all the way up the State of Florida
*Get out and to a Safe Place!
Do you have a Disaster Plan? Here is what you need:
- A Communication Plan
- A Safe Place
- Plan for Extended Power Outages
- Have at least a 3-day supply of food and water per person
- Avoid flooding areas
- Have a Medical Plan
- Be sure to secure your pets
- Find and Check insurance policies
- Prepare for any damages and repairs to your home
- Get gasoline for your car
- Have a security plan
- Plan for business
- Be a good neighbor and help
This is a very scary hurricane that even old timers are wary of…The extraordinarily large and intense Hurricane Irma is drawing ever closer to South Florida. A hurricane catastrophe has become nearly unavoidable; it’s only a matter of what areas are hardest hit and how severely.
North Georgia, Be Prepared.
Prayers go out to family and friends who are in the path of Hurricane Irma!
Update Saturday, 9-917 http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/09/us/hurricane-irma-cuba-florida/index.html