Every time we have a major storm we think that there is no way it could get any worse, but then mother nature smacks us right in the face. If you thought Hurricane Harvey was bad, just wait until Irma comes to town.
Hurricane Katrina destroyed the lives of thousands, if not millions. Lasting from August 23-25 of 2005 there were billions of dollars of damage left behind. As soon as we thought we had saw the worst of it, mother nature decided to hit us with another storm. Hurricane Harvey has taken a tremendous toll on the South Central United States and Mexico. Estimates of the amount of damage hurricane Harvey has caused are anywhere from $48 to $75 billion dollars.
Hurricane Harvey is not even over yet and there is already news of another deadly storm. It seems to be forming over the Atlantic Ocean, and the weather model classifies it as a category 5 storm. The GFS and GEM predict a storm on the east coast of the United States, and they expect it to be much stronger. Take a look for yourself.
“There is the potential for Irma to ramp up to an even more powerful hurricane in the coming days,” according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.
According to NBC News:
Does Irma, the fourth hurricane of the season, pose a new threat to the U.S.?
“We don’t have an answer for that yet,” Feltgen said. “It’s way too soon to say with any certainty how this will affect the United States.”
The last major storm named Irma appeared in the Atlantic on Oct. 2, 1978 and never made it to the U.S. coast.
We will update this article as more information becomes available.