It is feared the storm may strengthen to a potentially devastating category three hurricane, which can bring winds of up to 129mph.
Just as Hurricane Harvey shook up the US oil and energy industry last week, Irma could produce devastating consequences for agriculture as a significant portion of the country's pork and poultry production lies in the southeastern states. "We went from hurricanes being a non-issue to hurricanes being a daily event". The Category 5 storm also knocked out communication between islands. But meteorologists warn the storm's path could change.
The third most-populous USA state, Florida is where Hurricane Irma is expected to make final landfall, with a large chunk of the state's population of 20 million in the path of the storm.
Hurricane Jose, a Category 1 storm packing winds of about 135 kilometres per hour (85 miles per hour), is approaching the Caribbean hot on the heels of Irma, but will likely bypass land, according to the French weather service.
Jose was about 660 miles (1,060) kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles early Thursday afternoon, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kph). Jose's projected path is expected to come close to striking Barbuda this weekend. Jose is expected to move westward this week, and may move near or north of the Leeward Islands.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km).
A hurricane watch is in effect from Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to hit Mexico as and when it moves.
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite measured at cloud top temperatures in Hurricane Katia's eastern side using infrared light.
Warm water is fuel for hurricanes and Irma was moving over water that was 1.8 degrees warmer than normal. Mexico will experience heavy rainfall and increased risk of flash floods and mudslides, especially in Veracruz and southern parts of the state of Tamaulipas.
Officials warned that pets should not be taken to animal shelters with the idea that they can board there during the storm. Pets will arrive September 16 and the no-kill shelter is also taking donations for food to be sent back down to the south.
The Eagle Creek Fire is roughly 3,200 acres and has crept further west over Buck Point and toward the Eagle Creek campground, U.S. He says 14 hikers were brought out and returned to Eagle Creek and three hikers were rescued by National Guard helicopter .
Just when Wales needed something special, Ben Woodburn once again came up with the goods through a stunning run and cross. Moldova at home, hopefully we can get a win there and then it's all to play for against Wales ". "It's been good fun".
Her body was found lying in a pool of blood outside her home. "The cold-blooded murder of Gauri Lankesh is reprehensible". Siddaramaiah said that this is assassination of democracy and Karnataka has lost a strong progressive voice.
Honduras tried to kill the game the best it could; taking a few extra seconds on restarts and occasionally faking injuries. The decision to start Guzan was necessary, but constantly using different center back combinations is counter-productive.
He turned a short throw from Dormady into a 50-yard touchdown, and in the span of those 8 seconds, the Vols were back in it. KirVonte Benson rushed 26 times for 124 yards and one touchdown for the Yellow Jackets.
Areas in California and their current gas price climate: Stockton- $2.99/g, up 12.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.86/g. The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 42 cents, from a low of $2.42 to a high of $2.84.
A group that supports the program in Arizona is using a community summit this weekend to hold a session on DACA and reapplying. I know I can be deported tomorrow. "This is our home", Platas said.
Sooners And Buckeyes Gear Up For Slobberknocker In Trenches
If Ohio State does lose a game, their best case scenario is for that loss to come this weekend against fifth-ranked Oklahoma . Against Indiana last week, Ohio State at times displayed a five-man defensive front, with four ends on the field at one time.
Instagram Lets Users to Share Stories Directly to Facebook
Several users on Instagram are already seeing an option to share their images or Stories to Facebook , as Mashable reports . Following its success on Instagram , Facebook quickly baked Stories into its other apps, including WhatsApp and Messenger.
New Meghalaya BJP poll in-charge
He further criticised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for celebrating his best administrator award given by news magazine. Some defecting legislators are expected to join the BJP in Shah's presence.
Terror funding case: NIA raids 11 places in J&K, NCR
Hardline senior separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence. Lawyers in the valley have made a decision to stay away from courts till Qayoom returned from Delhi.
Syrian government has used sarin gas on civilians
The coalition has repeatedly emphasized that it takes extensive precautions before launching any strike that may affect civilians. The report is based on information retrieved from satellite images, video, photos, medical records, and more than 300 interviews.
House passes $7.9bn Hurricane Harvey aid package
Ryan voted against the emergency aid package to fund the response, misleadingly claiming it was laden with "non-Sandy expenses". The House is expected to pass almost $8 billion in funds for Harvey Wednesday morning without a debt-limit vote attached.
Red Sox allegedly caught cheating using Apple Watch
Manfred said there is no rule against sign stealing, but the rule violated is the prohibited use of electronic equipment. The Sox claim that the NY team uses a camera from its in-house TV network (YES) specifically for this task.
Colts remove Andrew Luck from 'PUP' list
Brissett has some starting experience despite being third on the depth chart behind Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo in New England. In his two seasons in Indianapolis , Dorsett had 51 receptions for 753 yards and three touchdowns for the Colts.