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.
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.
Hurricane Patricia made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast, about 55 miles west-northwest of Manzanillo at about 6:15 p.m on Friday evening as a Category 5 storm, with sustained winds of 190 mph and gusts to 235 mph .
The hurricane is the strongest hurricane ever recorded.
Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo were hit by strong winds and heavy rain brought by the hurricane.
By Friday night, Hurricane Patricia weakened to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph as it moved inland over southwestern Mexico.
The National Hurricane Center said that Hurricane Patricia remained “extremely dangerous.”
A car lies on its side after a portion of a hill collapsed due to heavy rains in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Flooding and landslides unleashed by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have claimed at least a dozen lives in Mexico and sparked the evacuations of thousands of people even before the weather systems had made landfall on the country’s east and west coasts. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
At least 21 people were killed in Mexico after a hurricane and a tropical storm strikes the opposite sides of Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific.
Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico’s southwestern Pacific shoulder Sunday while Hurricane Ingrid closed in on the country’s Gulf coast, causing heavy rains and landslides.
Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said 14 people died in Guerrero, three in Hidalgo, three in Puebla and one in Oaxaca due to the disaster.
Tropical Storm Manuel, with a maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph (55 kph) was moving to the northwest at 8 mph (13 kph) late Sunday, 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Manzanillo.
Manuel was expected to bring 10 to 15 inches of rain over parts of Guerrero and Michoacan state, with maximums of 25 inches in some isolated areas.
Meanwhile Hurricane Ingrid had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) late Sunday and was centered about 110 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of the port city of Tampico as it moved west-northwest at 6 mph (9 kph).
It is expected to make a landfall by Monday morning, most likely along Tamaulipas state’s lightly populated coast north of Tampico.
Anyway, the storm system from the outer bands of Ingrid was already dumping heavy rains in parts of Mexico.
A hurricane warning was in effect from Cabo Rojo to La Pesca.
The hurricane can bring dangerous storm surge, destructive waves and heavy rains that can cause flash floods and landslides.
Yahoo! News said that more than 1,000 homes in Veracruz state had been affected by the storm to varying degrees and 20 highways and 12 bridges were damaged by the disaster.
Superstorm Sandy brought destructive force of the powerful wind gusts, torrential rains and massive storm surges that killed at least 64 people and caused billions of dollars in damages throughout the East Coast.
The Battery Park underpass in New York City took on about 12 feet of water during the storm.
Seaside, N.J., was a bustling destination featuring a roller coaster and Ferris wheel along the Jersey Shore. (Yahoo! Travel/Dan Beards/flickr)
But Sandy swept the roller coaster into the ocean. (Reuters)
The OC Fishing Pier in Ocean City, Md., survived Hurricane Irene a year ago. (Laura Emmons/The Daily Times)
Only part of the pier held up after Sandy. (AP)
The historic boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., has seen better times. (Yahoo! Travel/londondreamer2/flickr)
Sandy ravaged the famed boardwalk. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
The Bounty before the storm. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
The Bounty sank in the Atlantic, 90 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C.
Sea birds surround the American Legion fishing pier in Bay St. Louis, Miss., as Isaac’s winds and storm surge flood some low laying neighborhoods, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. It came ashore early Tuesday near the mouth of the Mississippi River, driving a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland and soaking a neck of land that stretches into the Gulf. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Hurricane Isaac crashed ashore in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, bringing high winds and heavy rain.
Nearly 70,000 people in Louisiana were without electricity.
On Tuesday, some parts of Louisiana’s low-lying Plaquemines Parish were already flooded.
The effects of the large, slow moving storm have already been felt along the coast lines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Large storm surge caused flood in Louisiana and winds gusted to 99.7793 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in New Orleans.
On Tuesday morning, engineers closed the new floodgate at Lake Borgne, east of New Orleans, for the first time.
It is largest storm-surge barrier in the world.
Hurricane Isaac is predicted to hit New Orleans almost exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005 killing more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage.
People were urged to leave the low-lying areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana because the hurricane could flood towns and cities in, with a storm surge of up to 12 feet high!
Before turning into a hurricane, Tropical Storm Issac had already killed at least 23 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.