Friday 8 September 2017

Hurricane's Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia and the biggest Mexican quake in 100 years promise to bring an unprecedented two weeks of disaster to the Gulf

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It has been an unprecedented week of destruction for a tiny part of our planet, Mexico, The Gulf Of Mexico and the Carribean.
Records have tumbled along with total destruction for some islands in an area known as paradise.
And it's not finished by a long way, Hurricane Irma will be 'devastating' to the US - A Fema head has declared today.
 Brock Long said parts of Florida would be without power for days. Half a million people in the state have been ordered to leave their homes.

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Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean, affecting an estimated 1.2m people.
At least 20 people are known to have died so far.
The storm, which most recently lashed the Turks and Caicos islands and brought torrential rain to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, was headed towards Cuba and the Bahamas.
Just last week Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year drought in which no hurricanes of Category 3 intensity or higher made landfall in the country.
In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding.
With peak accumulations of 51.88 in (1,318 mm), Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.
Then came Irma and then Jose and then Katia, the first time three active hurricanes have formed at the same time in the Atlantic region since 2010.
Irma was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic
and has virtually destroyed several small tourist islands in its path.
Add to that a mag 8.2 the biggest quake in Mexico's last 100 years and if confirmed the biggest quake ever in history.
And whatever happens, the next 48 hours will be critical for Cuba, Miami and the rest of Florida as Irma, followed by Jose shall hit very very hard!

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