Hurricane Irma Storm Path Florida
It was estimated that the hurricane caused at least $50 billion in damage, making Irma was the highest massive storm in the history of the U.S. state of Florida. Hurricane Irma originated from a tropical wave near the Cape Verde Islands on August 30, 2017. It was the 9th named storm and 4th hurricane of the 2017 storm season. The rainstorm rapidly turned into a hurricane on August 31 and after that a major hurricane shortly then but would waver in power throughout the next couple of days. By early September 4, Irma continued strengthening, and turned into a powerful Category-5 hurricane on the next day. The cyclone then at that point hit St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands on September 6 and later crossed Little Inagua in the Bahamas on September 8. Irma temporarily weakened to a Category-4, but re-strengthened into a Category-5 hurricane before making landfall in the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba. After falling to Category-3 status because of land interaction, the storm re-strengthened into a Category-4 hurricane in the Straits of Florida. “Hurricane Irma Storm Path Florida” Irma hit Florida in the morning of September 10, 2017 – the first as a Category-4 storm at Cudjoe Key and the second on Marco Island as a Category-3 storm. The hurricane debilitated significantly over Florida and was decreased to a tropical storm before leaving the state into Georgia and Alabama on September 11.
Almost 500,000 families were without power in Florida, and almost 7 million people were under evacuation orders by Saturday night as the storm moved from Cuba into the Straits of Florida.
Hurricane Irma Storm in Florida: Hurricane Irma made its first U.S. landfall on Cudjoe Key in southern Florida, around 30 miles east of Key West, around 9 a.m. on September 10. The storm was rated as a category 4, with continued winds of 130 miles per hour at the time. It made its 2nd landfall at Marco Island around 3:30 p.m. with likewise powerful winds. At 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the National Hurricane Center informed that Irma was over Naples, Florida, bringing sustained winds of 110 miles (180 kilometer) per hour, with blasts to 140 miles per hour. Hurricane-force winds expanded 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the center point of the storm; hurricane stretched at least 220 miles (350 kilometers), more extensive than the state from west to east. The storm was moving fast to the north at 14 miles (22 kilometers) per hour. It was estimated to hug the west coast of Florida through Monday morning.
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13) got information for the composite image above at 8:15 a.m. on September 10 as the storm was ignoring the Florida Keys. Infrared data (band 4) is overlapped on a MODIS blue marble. The satellite is initiated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), whereas NASA helps to develop and launch the GOES series of satellites.
Despite the fact that popular interest focuses on the winds and rain of a hurricane, storm floods are frequently the most savage part of such an event. National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters cautioned of dangerous storm floods from the Florida Keys to Tampa Bay. Forecasters anticipated waters as high as 10 feet (3 meters) better than average in spots. The western shore is known for its moderately shallow coastal waters, and numerous surrounding areas are carved into tidal ponds and canals near the shore. “This is hazardous and life-threatening situation,” NWS declared.