Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall in Florida

Austin Christmas, Staff

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Hurricane Irma made land fall just south of Naples, Florida at approximately 3:35pm EST on September 10th as a category three hurricane. Irma made land fall with maximum winds of 115 mph. 

Hurricane Irma left a wake of destruction in its path that leaves billions of dollars in damage and at least 26 dead in Florida. Total death count is at 42. 

Efforts are under way to help the victims of the tragedy. Groups of Muslims Christians and Jews are helping out victims of Hurricane Irma by delivering meals and other needs to help those impacted by the tragedy. People are cleaning up parks and the communities impacted. 

Hurricanes start as storms that have developed and organized in the Atlantic Ocean. 

They start out as Tropical Depressions with wind speeds less than 39mph (63km/h). Tropical Storms are a from 39 mph (63km/h) to 73 mph (118 km/h). 

Weaker hurricanes at category one 74-95 mph (119-153 km/h) and at category two 96-110mph (154-177 km/h) 

Stronger Hurricanes are major starting at category three 111-129 mph (178-208 km/h) category four ramp it up at 130-156 mph (209-251 km/h). The strongest hurricanes – category five can have winds of over 157 mph or over (252 km/h). 

Hurricane Irma had maximum winds of 185 from September 5 to 7 with wind. 

 links to more information: 

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane-central/irma-2017/AL112017  

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/irma-aftermath-keys-caribbean-florida  

https://weather.com/en-CA/canada/videos/video/hydro-quebec-to-assist-with-irma-relief  

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173427061.html?scrlybrkr  

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