Hurricane Irma: the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history

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After H comes the letter I and hot on the heels of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we now have Hurricane Irma.

In the last hour, it struck the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda and one can only hope that the hurricane lessens in its intensity. If you're on a small Caribbean island, there's no inland to evacuate to. Wisely, Florida is already ordering evacuations because Irma is already the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history.
 


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After H comes the letter I and hot on the heels of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we now have Hurricane Irma.

In the last hour, it struck the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda and one can only hope that the hurricane lessens in its intensity. If you're on a small Caribbean island, there's no inland to evacuate to. Wisely, Florida is already ordering evacuations because Irma is already the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history.
Currently on a layover in Paris - the French, Dutch, British and Americans have placed their overseas territories on very high alert. With wind speeds approaching 360 km/h, this is one of the most powerful category 5 hurricanes ever. If it gets much stronger, there will be a need to revisit the scale measuring strength.

Ouragan Irma : Saint-Barthélemy et Saint-Martin placés en alerte violette
 

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Islands in Bahamas being evacuated. The Barbuda weather beacons have gone dark in the last hour. Bad times, spoke to a friend in Barbados a couple of weeks ago on it, pretty much all the houses are built using timber. Could be really bad.
 

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Currently on a layover in Paris - the French, Dutch, British and Americans have placed their overseas territories on very high alert. With wind speeds approaching 360 km/h, this is one of the most powerful category 5 hurricanes ever. If it gets much stronger, there will be a need to revisit the scale measuring strength.

Ouragan Irma : Saint-Barthélemy et Saint-Martin placés en alerte violette
Water temperatures in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico are several degrees above normal. That's what's fuelling these monsters.
 

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Water temperatures in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico are several degrees above normal. That's what's fuelling these monsters.
What's also a little scary is looking at the weather patterns from the Gulf of Guniea to Cape Verde where most of these weather systems are born. It looks very messy and lots of letters are going to be used up before years end.
 

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What's also a little scary is looking at the weather patterns from the Gulf of Guniea to Cape Verde where most of these weather systems are born. It looks very messy and lots of letters are going to be used up before years end.
Yes, very scary. Could be another good few letters used up yet this season. And with the increasing power of these storms, the prospect of Ireland getting caught in the backwash of one, like Debbie in 1961, or Charlie, in the mid 80s increases.
 

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Yes, very scary. Could be another good few letters used up yet this season. And with the increasing power of these storms, the prospect of Ireland getting caught in the backwash of one, like Debbie in 1961, or Charlie, in the mid 80s increases.
Very true - the recent torrential rains in the southern counties was a sting from the dying Harvey.
 

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Good jump Trump knows that global warming is a myth so.
Fake news. Best. Hurricane. Season. Ever. MAGA.

If Irma causes the same levels of devastation in Miami-Dade that Harvey caused in Houston, Trump might soon have to turn his back on the West Virginian coalminers.

Ya can't build walls bigly enough to keep hurricanes out.
 
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We're very lucky on our little island here.

No real natural disasters really.
 

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We're very lucky on our little island here.

No real natural disasters really.
So true, and no large carnivores, or deadly snakes, scorpions etc.

If it wasn't for the continuous drizzle!
 

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A lunatic Muslim stabs some poor unfortunate people and it's
"wake up you idiots, this is the end of civilization, are you blind, they are destroying the world, we need to act now"

Two of the most powerful hurricanes in history strike within 2 weeks of each other causing death and devastation in the 10s of billions and the same idiots
"Nothing to do with climate change or global warming, all a big globalist myth, stop being hysterical"
 
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