Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4, will pass between Cuba and the Bahamas towards Key West and the city of Miami. It is now expected to pass through Florida into the state of Georgia. Storm surges are expected to bring up to 10 feet of water which is why the governor of Florida is pleading with those in its path to evacuate as soon as possible. He mentions that Irma is bigger and worse than Hurricane Andrew which hit Florida in 1993. Airlines are now starting to close and the highways are becoming jammed. There are roads still open, but take the opportunity and leave now if you can.
Otherwise, life could become difficult for those who live by the Atlantic ocean, because another hurricane is coming right behind Irma. This one is named Jose. So far it’s become a major hurricane and will pass through several Caribbean islands that just had to endure Irma. However, it will shift more to the north avoiding Puerto Rico and Cuba. Next week, when Jose approaches the U.S. mainland, it could bring even more storm surges which will make it difficult for residents who are trying to recover from Irma. We will keep you updated on Irma and Jose.