Hurricane Irma is currently pounding the shores of Florida after destroying everything it touched in the Caribbean Islands. Irma comes just days after the people of Houston were devastated by the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Now, the people of Florida are evacuating and preparing for the worst as Irma gains strength. The storm has already broken numerous records in the United States in unbelievable ways!
According to CNN, Irma is the strongest Atlantic basin Hurricane ever recorded outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Other hurricanes have been extremely powerful, but none like Irma.
Before making landfall in Florida, Irma spent days the Caribbean as a Category 5 hurricane. It was the longest Category 5 hurricane since satellite storm-tracking began.
It has also prompted the largest evacuation in the history of the Bahamas, and potentially the largest in the United States. The entire town of Miami is virtually empty as people fled the weather.
Lastly, no other storm has maintained winds at 185 MPH or above for as long as Irma. The record just set was 37 hours.
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