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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: violet
11am just came out:
11:00 AM AST Thu Sep 7
Location: 20.4°N 69.7°W
Moving: WNW at 16 mph
Min pressure: 921 mb
Max sustained: 175 mph
Hurricane watch now issued for S. Florida, the Keys, and Lake Okeechobee
Looks like they're predicting a direct hit on Miami.
"Unfortunately, there is no way the United States is going to avoid another catastrophic weather event," Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather said.
"There will be massive damage in Florida. [It will be] the worst single hurricane to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992," Myers said.
The current track of Florida will bring the most severe impacts to the eastern side of the state, including Miami, West Palm Beach, Melbourne, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. Tropical-storm-force conditions could be felt as far west as Tampa and Key West.
"Irma remains a very powerful and destructive hurricane," AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said.
"Impacts within the projected path of Irma include life-threatening wind, storm surge and flooding rainfall hazards," Kottlowski added.
Conditions will rapidly deteriorate across South Florida and could turn life-threatening late Saturday into Sunday. This is when rain and hurricane-force winds will quickly intensify.
Torrential rainfall, high winds and inundating seas will then increase from south to north across the Florida Peninsula on Sunday into Monday.
originally posted by: research100
a reply to: violet
there are now 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic www.dailymail.co.uk...
last time this happened was 7 years ago