As Hurricane Irma lashes the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, farther north, states of emergency have been declared in Florida and South Carolina, where residents are bracing for the monster storm.
President Donald Trump, who spent the weekend monitoring Hurricane Irma from Camp David with members of his cabinet, called the Category 2 storm “some big monster” Sunday.
Irma collapsed buildings and battered Cuba with deafening winds and relentless rain Saturday, while a second hurricane, Jose, threatened to lash already-reeling islands elsewhere in the Caribbean.
Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys this morning as powerful winds and rain pummeled the state, leaving at least three people dead and over 1 million households and businesses without power.
It seems the atmospheric pressure from Hurricane Irma created some circumstances that are impossible to stop.
Hurricane Irma skirted north of the Dominican Republic early Thursday as the powerful Category 5 storm set its sights on south Florida after leaving a trail of death and destruction in the Caribbean. At least 13 people have been killed.
For some of Miami’s homeless population, hunkering down at a local shelter is welcome protection from the approaching hurricane, even if their stay is only temporary.
Hurricane Irma pummeled southwest Florida Sunday, ripping roofs off of houses and flooding streets.
A Chester company has made it easier for those wanting to help out people affected by Hurricane Irma.
Puerto Rico is getting some much-needed financial help. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says it’s awarding the island $1.5 billion to help it recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria. The money will help with homes and businesses that were badly damaged on the island.