Meanwhile in the Caribbean... Hurricane Irma

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  1. IslandBites profile image86
    IslandBitesposted 14 months ago

    Maximum sustained winds of 185 mph

    Category 5 Hurricane Irma has become one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic, and is threatening to slam into Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with "potentially catastrophic" force on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said.

    Irma is now on a course to hit several Caribbean islands, including the US territory Puerto Rico, Tuesday night into Wednesday.

    The incredibly intense winds of Category 5 storms can completely destroy homes, uproot trees, and knock out power utilities for months.

    Hurricane Irma is so strong it's showing up on seismometers — equipment designed to measure earthquakes.

    http://www.trbimg.com/img-59aef9c6/turbine/os-hurricane-irma-pictures

    This is going to be terrible. sad

  2. Angel Guzman profile image86
    Angel Guzmanposted 14 months ago

    I really hope it does limited damage sad

    1. IslandBites profile image86
      IslandBitesposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Me too, but it doesn't seem that will be the case. sad

      Thanks!

  3. quildon profile image76
    quildonposted 14 months ago

    Praying!

    1. IslandBites profile image86
      IslandBitesposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Appreciated!

  4. IslandBites profile image86
    IslandBitesposted 14 months ago

    And now, Maria.

    http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170916160949-02-tropical-storm-maria-0916-exlarge-169.jpg

    sad

  5. IslandBites profile image86
    IslandBitesposted 13 months ago

    I know that if it isnt in the US not many people here seem to care...

    But, hurricane Maria already hit some little islands and now is our turn in Puerto Rico. In some hours Maria will hit PR. It is currently at 175mph and could get stronger.

    Please send good vibes and prayers. And please help us in the Caribbean anyway you can afterwards.

    1. AliciaC profile image98
      AliciaCposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I care, IslandBites. I will be thinking of you all in Puerto Rico. This is a horrible hurricane season, but I hope things go as well as possible when Maria arrives.

      1. IslandBites profile image86
        IslandBitesposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you!

    2. colorfulone profile image84
      colorfuloneposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      How are you weathering?  My heart just breaks seeing images, reading articles, and watching videos online.  There are so many people who's lives have shifted in so many different places, millions of  lives have been set back 100 years.

      Is there anything you need that the HubPages Forum community can help you with?  Please, don't be shy.

 
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