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: Hurricane Harvey Downgraded To Category 3 As It Made Second Landfall

26 08 2017

Rain is blown past palm trees as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP)

About three hours after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm, it was downgraded to a Category 3 storm as it made a second landfall on the northeastern shore of Copano Bay after winds decreased to 125 mph from maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.

Earlier, the National Hurricane Center said the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night on the Texas coast between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor at around 10 pm local , with very strong winds of 130 mph, bringing up to 13 feet of storm surge, large, destructive waves and very heavy rain.

At the time, the storm’s eye was 30 miles away from the coastal city of Corpus Christi, Texas causing power outrages in the city and nearby towns.

Harvey is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley hit Florida in 2004.
 
Forecasters predicted that the slow-moving storm will dump heavy rain on South Texas and parts of Louisiana until the middle of next week, where some places could receive as much as 40 inches.
 
Catastrophic flooding is expected, including in inland areas as river water levels rise.

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2015 Rare Snow Flurries In Florida

9 01 2015




Fascinating Photos Of Abandoned Places

11 10 2014

Victorian-style tree house, Florida, USA. [ANNA I]

Victorian-style tree house, Florida, USA.
[ANNA I]

Turquoise Canal, Venice, Italy. [Coffee in Europe/Tumblr]

Turquoise Canal, Venice, Italy.
[Coffee in Europe/Tumblr]

Shipwrecks in a sandbar, Bermuda Triangle. [moroz2000.livejournal.com]

Shipwrecks in a sandbar, Bermuda Triangle.
[moroz2000.livejournal.com]

Floating forest, Sydney, Australia [paradisepin.com] Abandoned Jetty. [FormattHitech] Abandoned wooden house, Russia.  [Twitter] Abandoned mining track, Taiwan. [imgur] Blue spiral staircase in a European castle. [Matthias Haker] Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany. [Passions for Life] Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock. [Twitter] Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France [Distractify] Church in St. Etienne, France. [kulfoto.com] Church in the snow, Canada. [videisimo] Church steeple peeking out of a frozen lake, Reschen, Italy. [Twitter] Victorian-style greenhouse, England.  [Twitter] Little Belt Railway, France [Distractify] Poveglia Island, Italy. [Poveglia Foundation]

Floating forest, Sydney, Australia
[paradisepin.com]
Abandoned Jetty.
[FormattHitech]
Abandoned wooden house, Russia.
[Twitter]
Abandoned mining track, Taiwan.
[imgur]
Blue spiral staircase in a European castle.
[Matthias Haker]
Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany.
[Passions for Life]
Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock.
[Twitter]
Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France
[Distractify]
Church in St. Etienne, France.
[kulfoto.com]
Church in the snow, Canada.
[videisimo]
Church steeple peeking out of a frozen lake, Reschen, Italy.
[Twitter]
Victorian-style greenhouse, England.
[Twitter]
Little Belt Railway, France
[Distractify]
Poveglia Island, Italy.
[Poveglia Foundation]

Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock. [Twitter]

Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock.
[Twitter]

Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany. [Passions for Life]

Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany.
[Passions for Life]

Floating forest, Sydney, Australia [paradisepin.com]

Floating forest, Sydney, Australia
[paradisepin.com]





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)





A Car Clashed Into Florida Day Care, 1 Killed

10 04 2014
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Parents and onlookers speak to police officers after a vehicle crashed into a child care center in Winter Park, Florida April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel

A child was killed after a car crashed into KinderCare Learning Center in Winter Park, Orlando, Florida after it was rear-ended by a silver Dodge Durango on Wednesday.

The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children did not release the gender and age of victim.

Another 14 people were injured, most of them are children.

Cindy Williams, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol said, “The condition of several of the injured was “very, very serious”.

The Dodge Durango which fled the scene was later found parked at an Orlando area home and police is now looking for the driver.

Parents wait behind as police consult after several children were injured after being struck by a vehicle at a KinderCare Learning Center in Winter Park, Florida April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel

Parents wait behind as police consult after several children were injured after being struck by a vehicle at a KinderCare Learning Center in Winter Park, Florida April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel








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