Hurricane Irma devastated Florida and all of its coasts on Sunday with winds of up to 130 mph. The strong natural phenomenon engulfed boats and buildings and cut out power to millions of locals. The storm also managed to tip big construction cranes over.
Hurricane Irma Is Expected to Hit Tampa Next yet With Weaker Powers
The rage of the storm expanded over 400 miles and affected the Florida Keys first. Afterward, the event slowly moved on to the west coast of the state which then grew roots between Miami and West Palm and off to the Atlantic side. However, its journey within Florida is not over yet. The hurricane targeted Tampa-St. Petersburg area as its next stop. This is the most populous area in this state.
On the other hand, the next hit won’t be as powerful as the one Miami felt on Sunday though. A Category 4 storm invaded Florida first only to turn into a Category 2 at nightfall with winds of 105 mph. Therefore, the storm is expected to reach Tampa on early Monday with no larger fury than a Category 2.
The State Is Quickly Organizing a Recovery Procession after the Storm Went Past Miami
Florida shelters hosted around 160,000 people while they waited for the natural wrath to go past them. There are no reports yet to indicate any death toll except for the Caribbean ones of 24 people killed by the same Hurricane Irma. Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief claimed that there are also no records of massive structural collapses within the country yet.
“In south county, we have reports of people having flooding into their yards and into their houses. In the Intracoastal areas, all along the beaches, there’s flooding into the streets.”
The ocean waters were heavily impacted too. The aftermath of the hurricane left them filled with navigation traps such as sunken boats. As Monday morning, the country administrator, Roman Gastesi, will start a complex operation and go door to door to make sure everybody has the help they need. On top of that, a fleet of C-130 military cargo planes will head towards the Keys to deliver supplies.
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