A new Hurricane eye, so-called Irma, since early on Wednesday is hitting Caribbean islands with the potentially crashing the Florida's shore on Saturday, reported the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami.
The 5 storm Category packing winds of 185 miles per hour (295 km per hour), is expected to become the second powerful storm to thrash the U.S. mainland in as many weeks after devastating Hurricane Harvey, but its precise trajectory remained uncertain.
Let's hope that Hurricane Irma can just pass thorough U.S. East Coast without any damages in people or of their home.
“It’s very scary ... most of the islands are dark so it’s a very, very frightening,” said Garfield Burford, the director of news at ABS TV and Radio on the island of Antigua. “We are hunkered down and it is very windy ... the wind is a major threat. So far, some roofs have been blown off.” he said.
Most people in Antigua and Barbuda were without power and about 1,000 people were spending the night in shelters in Antigua, according to Burford.
The amount of damage and the number of casualties were not known early on Wednesday. A 75-year-old man died while preparing for the storm in Puerto Rico’s central mountains, police said.