Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hurricane Irma Reaches Puerto Rico: ‘This Is Phenomenal’

From the reports I've read the storm passed to the north of Puerto Rico 30 to 50 miles out, not a direct hit on the island. 
However, Irma put a hurting on St. Martin. 

NY Times reports

• Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday with winds of up to 185 miles an hour.
• With two confirmed deaths in the French Caribbean, President Emmanuel Macron of France says there will be “victims to lament.” There was also at least one death in Anguilla, a British territory, and another in the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda.
• The Category 5 storm has begun lashing Puerto Rico and is threatening havoc and destruction in the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Cuba is also at risk.
• President Trump declared a state of emergency in Florida, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. The storm is expected to reach Florida on Sunday, potentially causing catastrophic flooding.

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