Hurricane Irma is ramping up in strength and may be headed our way this weekend. This unfortunate event has left many citizens of Florida in a state of panic. However, Irma isn’t the only thing that Florida will have to worry about this weekend. Take a look at Hurricane Jose, which is also slated to hit Florida this weekend! This ominous storm is already making its way through the Atlantic Ocean and could hit our shores by Saturday or Sunday.
I still think that Irma will prove to be stronger than Jose, but who knows what life has in store for us all? Until then, we should all be preparing for the worst just in case! true
Hurricane Irma Moves From Cuba To Florida
Hurricane Irma is now a Category 4 storm and is expected to make landfall in Florida on Sunday morning.
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Statement from the Mayor of Miami
Hurricane Irma will likely make landfall in Florida on Sunday as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 185 mph.
This is an incredibly dangerous storm and Mayor of Miami, Tomás Regalado released the following statement:
“I urge everyone in Miami-Dade County to heed the warnings from authorities and stay vigilant. This is a very serious hurricane and we need everyone’s help to protect our community.”
Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said in a statement: “Our city is ready for Hurricane Irma and is working closely with the Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Agency and state officials to ensure that all residents are prepared.”
The following are some things you can do to be prepared for Hurricane Irma:
1. Make sure you have enough food, water, and emergency supplies.
2. Review your evacuation plans and make sure you know where to go if you need to leave your home.
3. Protect your property by boarding up windows and doors and placing sandbags around them. 4. If your electricity is out, use flashlights and battery-powered radios as your only source of information; do not use or rely on cell phones for communication.5. Call 911 or police at (305) 447-4357 if you are in immediate danger and need emergency assistance.6. If the storm causes severe damage, the city will be closed Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., effective Friday, September 8 until further notice, due to anticipated severe power outages and other impacts from Hurricane Irma.” We don’t expect any mandatory evacuation,” said Mike Hernandez, director of Miami-Dade County’s Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Management.
How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Florida?
Irma is currently a Category 5 hurricane, and is expected to make landfall in Florida on Monday. Irma has already wreaked havoc on the Caribbean Islands, leaving millions of people without power and homes. As Irma moves closer to Florida, it’s important to understand the potential effects of this powerful storm.
Irma is expected to cause widespread damage in Florida, with winds gusting up to 160 mph. Parts of the state could fall into complete darkness as a result of power outages. In addition to wind damage, rainfall could cause extensive flooding. Property damage could exceed $100 billion, making Irma one of the costliest natural disasters in US history.
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