Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm on record to hit the Atlantic Ocean, battered several islands in the northeast Caribbean on Wednesday as it barreled toward Puerto Rico and Florida
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 8 September 2017
Authorities on Thursday ordered more than 650,000 people to evacuate the Miami area as Hurricane Irma churned toward a possible collision with the mainland U.S. and after the Category 5 storm killed at least 11 people in the Caribbean.
Irma—one of the most powerful storms ever recorded over the Atlantic—remained a “potentially catastrophic” storm, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest update.
Irma’s center was recently close to the Turks and Caicos Islands as the storm, packing maximum-sustained winds of 175 miles an hour, headed for the Bahamas.
— ABC News (@ABC) 7 September 2017