We've all seen the horrific and heartbreaking aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and we all still remember the devastation of Hurricane Katrina as if it were yesterday. We must take these hurricanes as lessons and keep ourselves informed about our potential options as Irma makes it's way toward the continental U.S. Luckily, we have experts who are providing us with the best possible data and are helping us out as the storm gets closer.
Hurricane Irma upgraded yesterday evening to a Category 3 with sustained winds near 115 mph, and is heading west at 12 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
While Harvey was a Category 4 when it made landfall in Texas, the first of that magnitude to make U.S. landfall since 2004, Irma has the potential to be even worse. With a “rapid intensification” of a 58 mph wind speed increase between Wednesday and Thursday, the new hurricane could become a major threat.
The question on everyone’s mind, of course, is whether or not Irma poses a threat to the eastern seaboard or to the islands of the Caribbean.
“The American models take it to the Carolinas by next Sunday. The European models have it going to Cuba and possibly threatening South Florida.”
“It’s way too soon to say with any certainty how this will affect the United States.”
Are you concerned about the impact of Hurricane Irma? What is your survival plan for a hurricane?
Article & Photo Source: Second Nexus