Hurricane Irma is the Strongest Atlantic Hurricane Ever Recorded
"Hurricane Irma, which is barreling toward several Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, has just broken a record. Irma is now the strongest hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm packs up to 180 mile-per-hour winds (stronger than Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts in 2005) and is forecast to remain a category 4 or 5 hurricane for the next couple of days. On Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for his entire state in preparation for a possible landfall there.”*
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