Hurricane Irma: Strongest ever Atlantic storm causes 'major damage' on Caribbean islands
Hurricane Irma has now developed into a category 5 storm and a number of Caribbean islands continue to be under hurricane watch. Irma is the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded in history.
Under the highest hurricane warnings are: several of the Leeward Islands, including Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, as well as for the US and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Cuba and Haiti are also expected to be affected. Going forward, the hurricane is forecast to move north of Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Meteorologists predict that unless Irma heads north, she will make landfall in the Florida Keys where a state of emergency has been implemented. Residents are preparing and people in low lying areas have been advised to evacuate as a precaution before Sunday.
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Other affected airports:
Antigua - ANU
Anguilla – AXA
Montserrat – MNI
St Kitts – SKB
St Martin/ Maarten – SFG, SXM
Dominican Republic – PUJ, LRM, STI
Bahamas - NAS, GGT
Puerto Rico – SJU
Virgin Islands – STX
Turks and Caicos - PLS
Cuba - HAV
MIA, FLL, EYW, PBI, RSW, MCO, TPA
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