Hurricane Irma is still slated to make a direct hit on south Florida this weekend. Florida’s Governor declaring a state of emergency.
Hurricane Irma is the strongest storm to churn in the Atlantic Ocean and it is plowing its way through the Caribbean. With 175mph winds, Irma ravaged small northern Caribbean islands like Saint Martin and Barbuda.
Forecasters are watching the storm very closely. Evacuees are clogging highways and backing up traffic amid worries about gasoline shortages in the state. Michael Brennan of the National Hurricane Center says, “There is still some uncertainty as to where this northward turn will occur, but everyone in South Florida should be preparing for the landfall of the potentially catastrophic major hurricane.”
Hurricane Irma is expected to cover the entire state of Florida and the storm won’t stop there. Current weather models have it heading up north, toward the Carolinas.