Hurricane Irma just barreled through the Caribbean, but two more hurricanes are following in her path. Hurricanes Jose and Katia are also developing into extremely dangerous storms. This is the first time since 2007 that there have been three active Hurricanes in the Atlantic basin.
Hurricane Jose, which was upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane earlier today, is following the same path as Hurricane Irma. Irma left devastation in the Caribbean islands, and the storm is expected to pass through Florida into Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina this weekend.
Meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told The Telegraph, "Jose is currently forecast to follow a similar track initially to Irma, moving westwards in the Atlantic and to the north and east of the Caribbean where the hurricane was on Wednesday."
However, unlike Irma, meteorologists expect the storm to turn back into the Atlantic after grazing Puerto Rico. Hopefully, that prediction will prove true. Either way, the rain and strong winds from Jose will hamper the clearing up process in the devastated islands.
Hurricane Katia is still only classified as a Category 2 hurricane, but it could still do some damage. The storm has sustained wind speeds of 100 mph, and it's only 125 miles off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico. Veracruz was just hit by a 8.1 magnitude earthquake early Friday. So far 31 people have been reported dead.
Now that region is threatened by a hurricane, which is expected to hit late Friday or early Saturday. The National Hurricane Center projects—by that point—that the storm could have intensified to a major-hurricane level (Category 3 or above), reports the Business Insider.
The National Hurricane Center is warning that "this rainfall will likely cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain."
Please pray for all those who have lost homes or loved ones in this hurricane season, and pray that these storms turn away back into the Atlantic before they can do too much damage. Instead of praying or helping, one Hollywood actress says she thinks she knows who is to blame for the hurricanes. Her claims are outrageous.