Hurricane Irma Hits Caribbean Island

Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever recorded, made  landfall in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Wednesday after  devastating the Caribbean Islands with flooding and property damage, the  result of extreme rain and winds as fast as 185 miles per  hour. According to BBC, officials have confirmed at least six deaths and  considerable damage in the French territories of St. Martin and St.  Barts. 

At least one death, of a child, was also reported on  Barbuda--where about 95 percent of the buildings had suffered some  damage. In Florida, residents are being evacuated after  the National Hurricane Center warned Wednesday that “the threat of  direct hurricane impacts in Florida over the weekend and early next week  has increased.” “Do  not sit and wait for the storm to come,” said Florida Governor Rick  Scott in emphasizing the importance of following evacuation orders. “It  is extremely dangerous and deadly and will cause devastation. Get  prepared right now.”

Source:  AP News