After Hurricane Harvey ripped through Houston and surrounding areas, another just as big (if not larger) Hurricane entered into people’s and seismologists’’ radars.
Hurricane Irma was just recategorized into a Category 4 storm on Sunday and already Floridians have felt its wrath. Red Cross estimates that at least 1.2 million people have been affected by Irma and that at least 25 people have died in the Caribbeans since the beginning of the month. What is just as scary is that a third hurricane, Hurricane Jose, is following in the footsteps of Irma. Irma is expected to continue its route near or along Florida’s southwest Gulf coast later this week. The storm has since hammered the lower Florida Keys and residents have experienced winds up to 130 miles per hour. Authorities in Florida have informed more than 6 million people to evacuate their homes. It is estimated that the damages can cost as much as 120 billion dollars after the hurricane makes its path from the Caribbean (St Martin and St Barts) into the United States.
Hurricane Irma passed through the Caribbean’s first and here is a picture of the waves smashing over a dock in the islands in the northern Caribbean. Hurricane Jose however is not expected to affect the United States since it will veer north.