06. 09. 2017
In the state of Florida, the hurricane Irma caused an emergency evacuation of tourists from the southern coast. Irma is one of the terrible and powerful hurricanes that was formed in the central part of the Atlantic Ocean in 2007. According to the weather forecasters, the hurricane began to gain speed. On September 5, the hurricane’s speed was 250 kilometers per hour, but today, on September 6, the hurricane’s speed reached 300 kilometers per hour. This indicates that the hurricane reached the fifth highest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Compared to the impending disaster can only such a deadly devastating hurricane as San Calixto, which swept in 1780 and took the lives of more than 22,000 people. A catastrophe with great consequences and category five was also Hurricane Mitch and everyone has known Hurricane Katrina.
The governor of the state of Florida declared a state of emergency. Rick Scott on his Twitter page urged his fellow citizens to be vigilant, to follow the news and take all precautions to protect their lives. All holidaymakers should leave until Wednesday, as on Wednesday evening all flights will be canceled. And local residents need to hide in shelter no later than Wednesday evening. However, the majority of local residents are not in a hurry to leave their homes, leaving their property unattended. This especially applies to farmers who are also worried about livestock.
The exact direction of the storm can not be predicted in advance. Meteorologists claim that in about a couple of days a hurricane will collapse in Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic. In the meantime, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosello, declared a state of emergency on the island. For the residents, 500 shelters were prepared and food products purchased.
Employees of emergency services warned citizens that the waves, as the storm approached, could reach seven meters. The consequences of the Irma can be numerous floods and landslides.In August, tropical hurricane Harvey hit the state of Texas and Louisiana.
The death toll was 43 people, more than a hundred thousand houses were damaged. Due to the severe flood, hundreds of thousands of people were eliminated.
The hurricane warning was published for Saint Kitts, Nevis, the British islands of Anguilla and Montserrat, for the Netherlands islands of Saba and Sint Eustatius, the island of Saint-Martin, which is divided between France and the Netherlands, and Antigua and Barbuda.