Photos: Deadly Hurricane Irma To Hit Florida After Hitting Caribbean

8 09 2017

 

After the Category 5 Hurricane Irma made its landfall in the Caribbean with 175 mph sustained winds, Hurricane Irma is expected to make a landfall in South Florida this weekend.

NBC News reported that at least 12 people were killed due to the hurricane that had caused vast devastation in the Caribbean islands.

Florida is braced for a possible direct hit that could cause a devastating damage to the southern part of the state.

CNN reported that the National Hurricane Center said Irma will make landfall in southern Florida as a dangerous major hurricane and has issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for South Florida including from Jupiter Inlet on the east coast of the state and southward around the Florida Peninsula to Bonita Beach on the west coast.

The warning included the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay. 

NBC News also wrote that the National Weather Service said that “locations may be uninhabitable for weeks or months” due to extreme winds, adding that “structural damage to buildings, with many washing away” was possible in some coastal areas.

Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded as it caused massive destruction to multiple places including Barbuda, Puerto Rico, Turks, Caicos and others.

Below are some photos taken from CNN:

Last two months, Texas was hit by the deadly Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, that caused immense damage and catastrophic flooding, and also killed at least 70 people.

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Photos Of Awesome Florida Mailboxes (Part 2)

6 08 2014
A mailbox decorated with a model cat is seen along the highway US-1 near Islamorada in Florida, July 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox decorated with a model cat is seen along the highway US-1 near Islamorada in Florida, July 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

Mailboxes in the Florida Keys are really awesome.

Below are those awesome photos of mailboxes that was photographed by Reuters photographer Wolfgang Rattay along the Ocean Highway that connects the islands.

(Please click here for Photos Of Awesome Florida Mailboxes – Part 1)

A mailbox in the shape of a fish is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a fish is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a shark is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a shark is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a turtle is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Islamorada in Florida, July 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a turtle is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Islamorada in Florida, July 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a manatee stands along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a manatee stands along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

Models of an adult and baby manatee hold a mailbox along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

Models of an adult and baby manatee hold a mailbox along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)





Photos Of Awesome Florida Mailboxes (Part 1)

5 08 2014
A mailbox in the shape of a fire truck is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Marathon in Florida, July 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a fire truck is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Marathon in Florida, July 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

Mailboxes in the Florida Keys are really awesome.

Below are those awesome photos of mailboxes that was photographed by Reuters photographer Wolfgang Rattay along the Ocean Highway that connects the islands.

A mailbox in the shape of a truck is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a truck is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a house with a veranda and a parking lot is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a house with a veranda and a parking lot is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox with a thatched roof is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox with a thatched roof is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox decorated with a model fish is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox decorated with a model fish is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Key Largo in Florida, July 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a house stands on top of model dolphins along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Marathon in Florida, July 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

A mailbox in the shape of a house stands on top of model dolphins along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Marathon in Florida, July 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)





Hurricane Warnings For New Orleans And Northern Gulf Of Mexico Coast

27 08 2012

Hurricane Warnings Issued for Parts of Four States
After swiping South Florida, Isaac poses a dangerous threat for the northern Gulf Coast.

After hitting Florida Keys with strong winds and rain on Sunday, Tropical Storm Isaac is now moving towards New Orleans.

It was reported that Tropical Storm Isaac had killed eight people in Haiti including three children and three people were missing in the Dominican Republic.

A seagull stands next to a downed tree in a marina parking lot as Tropical Storm Isaac begins to move ashore in Marathon, Florida. Tropical Storm Isaac swirled toward Louisiana, prompting US Gulf Coast states to issue states of emergency seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. (AFP Photo/Marc Serota)

A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Isaac is forecast to become a hurricane by either late Monday or Tuesday and then strengthen to a Category 2 Hurricane.

A hurricane warning was issued for the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, including New Orleans.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory that it might reach New Orleans and the the Gulf Coast on or near the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

I was in Chicago when Hurricane Katrina lashed New Orleans on August 29, 2005 but I cannot really remember the details because I was only 2 years old at that time.

Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage to the Gulf Coast.

A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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  3. Photo: Tropical Storm Isaac In Domincan Republic, Heading For Haiti

  4. Tropical Storm Isaac Hit Caribbean – Photos








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