After Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast in August, devastation has fallen across the people of our country with the continuously rising death toll and increase in property damages in Houston. The death toll has risen to over 50, according to the New York Post, and is expected to get even higher.
At the beginning of September, only weeks after Hurricane Harvey, news broke that another hurricane known as “Hurricane Irma” was brewing across the Atlantic Ocean. However, it was originally unclear if the United States would be impacted by this hurricane.
Unfortunately, multiple news sources reported on Labor Day that Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in response to the hurricane. The tropical storm has intensified to a Category 4, the same intensity as Hurricane Harvey when it first struck the Texas coast.
Fox News reported that Hurricane Irma is expected to hit Florida on Friday, September 8th, but citizens were urged to begin preparation on Labor Day. Irma has been described as a "a severe threat to the entire State of Florida."
Please keep Florida and surrounding areas in your prayers today. The west coast is also dealing with a very scary situation; Franklin Graham recently commented on the incident.