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The Latest on Hurricane Irma

September 6th, 2017

It’s tough to believe that while thousands of Texas residents are still working to clean up and recover from the wake of devastation left by Hurricane Harvey, residents in the Caribbean and Florida are preparing (or dealing) with similar circumstances. Hurricane Irma, now being classified as Category 5, is packing “winds of 185 mph, making it one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded,” said CNN. It’s scary – and, as a parent how do you decide whether to stay or go? Here’s some of the latest storm updates and resources from around the web.

The Latest on Hurricane Irma
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Via CNN:

As Hurricane Irma’s eye roars away from the tiny island of Barbuda and toward St. Martin, residents along its path scrambled to evacuate, and stocked up on water, food and gas.

The massive eye stared down on the tiny island of Barbuda early Wednesday, thrashing it with howling winds before marching along its path on the Caribbean.

Irma’s eye was bigger than Barbuda, CNN meteorologist Jenn Varian said. It packed winds of 185 mph, making it one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded.

The Category 5 hurricane is “potentially catastrophic,” especially if it hits islands at high tides, the National Hurricane Center said.

Via Weather.com:

Hurricane Irma, a dangerous Category 5 hurricane, blasted the island of Barbuda, an island of 1600 residents, with gusts of at least 155 mph. Irma is now heading toward St. Martin, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispañola, the Bahamas and Cuba before posing a serious threat to Florida and parts of the Southeast beginning this weekend.

For anyone looking for real time updates and resources for Hurricane Irma:

The National Hurricane Center is the official source for warnings and updates.

Follow The National Weather Service on Twitter @NHC_Atlantic

Here’s a Hurricane Supply List via the Herald-Tribune

Hurricane Safety via The Red Cross

Florida has been our home for many years – we’re praying and keeping a watchful eye on all the updates, advice and evacuations for all of our friends and family who live in the area. Please be safe, stay informed and continue to keep all of the residents who are in the path of Irma and who are recovering from the devastation of Harvey in your thoughts and prayers.

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