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.
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.
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After a major hurricane hit Purto Rico dead on, why is it so difficult to get them help? Food, water, and basic necessities...? We are only a few hundred miles away. There are ships and air transports and all kinds of...