Formed on Tuesday night southeastern Caribbean Islands, Hurricane Irma soon became to one of the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded. By 5pm ET on Wednesday, it developed to a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 185 mph near the eye.
Moving northwestern direction, it hitted the Leeward Islandon on Tuesday, and by Wednesday afternoon, the storm had moved through Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, St. Martin, and Saint Barthelemy.
Continue moving, Irma is expected to hit the southern tip of Floriday on Sunday morning, and then moving north along the eastern coast by Monday morning. The weather models still not sure about the eact path of Irma in the coming days, but one thing for sure is that it will remain as a major hurricane.
"Irma poses the most serious huricane threat to northern Cuba and Florida since at least Hurrican Andrew " in 1002, Jeff Masters, a meteorologist, wrote on Weather Underground on Tuesday, commenting that the storm was "still strengthening".
The main impact of the Hurricane will be the strong wind and heavy flood.
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