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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Breaking News: Hurricane Irma strengthened into a Category 5 storm

Hurricane Irma Strengthens Into Category 5, and Florida Braces for Possible Landfall

Hurricane Irma, fresh on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, strengthened early Tuesday into a Category 5 storm with maximum winds of 175 miles per hour, as Florida started to prepare for its potential landfall over the weekend.

The latest forecasts have Irma on a more direct path toward South Florida, raising the possibility that the United States could be hit with back-to-back major hurricanes. Gov. Rick Scott of Florida declared a state of emergency on Monday for the state’s 67 counties.

“Hurricane Irma is a major and life-threatening storm, and Florida must be prepared,” Mr. Scott said in a statement. The last hurricane to hit Florida was Matthew last October, which brushed up along its east coast before making landfall in South Carolina as a Category 1 storm.



Anonymous said...

Damn Trump! I knew he would do this!....

Anonymous said...

not trumps fault. its George bushs fault

Anonymous said...

Good news there is still plenty of beer on the shelves!!!

Anonymous said...

1049am - not for long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!