Typhoon Irma reached Caribbean and the southern United States on Monday after islands in its way reinforces for a probable ambush.
As per the reports, Hurricane Irma might enter West Indies, involving Leeward Islands, the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The people might witness life-threatening wind, torrential on Tuesday evening, as per US National Hurricane Center (NHC).
On Monday, Ahed Daas, proprietor of the Food Center in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands affirmed that rush at his shop was noted 50 percent higher than normal. Several people got stuck in water and those who came to the store were only locals and the sale of liquor was recorded less.
Last week, people start to shop in the early hours as Irma continued to hit US.
“It’s kind of dwindling down now, everybody’s pretty much stocked up,” Daas stated. “You make sure you have fuel in your generator and hope it’s not that bad when it does arrive.” he said.
Storm Irma was noted Category 4, it involved wind speed of 130-156 miles per hour (209-251 kph) with “disastrous” consequences. The typhoon destroyed trees, disrupted power lines, water and electricity facilities in US.
On Monday evening, the NHC department cautioned the residents by asserting that Irma might hit of US East Coast and Florida with a wind speed of 140 mph (220 kph). It is believed that the storm might enter southern Florida on Saturday.
“There is an increasing chance of seeing some impacts from Irma in the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys later this week and this weekend. In addition, rough surf and dangerous marine conditions will begin to affect the southeastern US coast by later this week,” NHC stated.
On August 25, Typhoon Harvey hit Texas and other nearby areas few days back that takes the lives of several people. Now, Typhoon Irma is the second strongest storm to strike the United States and its territories.
Till now, the natives of and Louisiana have been facing the aftershock of disastrous storm Harvey. It left several people homeless.
Irma is predicted to rise in the next 48 hours. “It could directly affect Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and Cuba as a dangerous major hurricane later this week,” the NHC said.