[A-DX] Fw: [dxld] Powerful Hurricane Irma Hits First Caribbean Islands

Wolfgang Bueschel
Mi Sep 6 19:47:15 CEST 2017

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From: "Mike Terry <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 9:00 AM
Subject: [dxld] Powerful Hurricane Irma Hits First Caribbean Islands

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (WJZ/AP) — The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in
recorded history has made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast
Caribbean.The National Weather Service said the eye of Hurricane Irma passed
over Barbuda around 1:47 a.m. Residents said over local radio that phone
lines went down as the eye passed.The National Hurricane Center said Irma
was maintaining Category 5 strength with sustained winds near 185 mph (295
kmh) and heading west-northwest on a path toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican
Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the

Hurricane Irma’s size and strength put the entire state of Florida on notice
Tuesday, and residents and visitors prepared to leave in anticipation of
catastrophic winds and floods that could reach the state by this
weekend.Throughout South Florida, officials readied evacuation orders and
people raided store shelves, buying up water and other hurricane supplies.
Long lines formed at gas stations and people pulled shutters out of storage
and put up plywood to protect their homes and businesses.