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As Hurricane Irma Begins Descent On Florida, FPL Reporting Outages

As Hurricane Irma Begins Descent On Florida, FPL Reporting Outages

As many as 53,000 people said they were interested in a Facebook event called " Shoot At Hurricane Irma ", and 25,000 people said they would participate on Saturday evening. "This storm has the potential to eclipse Hurricane Andrew". 'Many of the linemen are coming from across the country including from as far away as California.


Aerial Video Shows Destruction in Virgin Islands

Aerial Video Shows Destruction in Virgin Islands

Just hours before it hit‚ he posted an update: "We are expecting to get the full force of the hurricane in around five hours' time‚ when we will retreat to a concrete wine cellar under the Great House. At least four people were reported killed on four different Caribbean islands by Irma , which weather forecasters have described as a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm, the highest USA classification for hurricanes.


Hurricane Irma is literally sucking the water away from shorelines

Hurricane Irma is literally sucking the water away from shorelines

There's literally no water. Pressure in a hurricane's center is low and Irma is so strong that it is pulling water into its core, sucking it away from the ocean, according to the Washington Post . The hurricane has since been downgraded to a Category 3, but the National Hurricane Centre predicted it would strengthen again as it moved towards the US.


Irma's path becomes clearer, impact expected in central NC

Irma's path becomes clearer, impact expected in central NC

Tropical storm level winds are expected in the state starting Monday morning, but it is still unclear as to whether hurricane force winds will reach North Carolina. Traffic has increased throughout the state as people evacuating from Florida and elsewhere seek safety to the north. Climatologists have always been predicting more active storm seasons due to climate change, and we have seen those forecasts come true.


Here's why hurricane forecasting is getting better

Here's why hurricane forecasting is getting better

McMaster says there are No other evacuations ordered. The diameter of Irma's tropical-force wind strength was about 300 miles on Thursday. "High pressure from the north coupled with Irma's expanding wind field will result in increasing winds Sunday with the highest winds expected during Monday".



N. Korea marks anniversary with calls for arms build-up

Seoul has hardened its stance against Pyongyang after its torrent of weapons tests, the latest a detonation Sunday of what North Korea said was a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland. "It is certain that South Korea will be the one which suffers major damage, and Japan will be placed in a similar situation", Onodera said. "Is it inevitable? Nothing is inevitable", said Mr Trump.