Hurricane Irma, moving along the islands of the Caribbean, is weakened to the fourth category, but continues to pose a danger.
The hurricane is located 90 kilometers northwest of the island of Big Inagua (part of the Bahamas) and 795 kilometers southeast of the American Miami. The wind speed reaches 250 kilometers per hour.
Hurricane “Irma” moves along the islands of the Caribbean and on weekends can reach the coast of Florida. The territory of Florida and the surrounding states declared a state of emergency, in a number of areas also announced the evacuation.
“And it was at this level for 37 hours, which is the longest time that such a speed was maintained,” Claire Nullis, spokeswoman for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said at a briefing on Friday.
The most vulnerable territories affected by the Irma, UN humanitarian agencies called Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The World Food Program sent additional rations to the region.
According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, more than 1.2 million people can suffer from Irma and its consequences, said IFRC representative Pascal Mehd.
“We are fortunate that the hurricane did not reach the shores of Haiti, but it will be on the beach in Florida.” At present, the greatest risk for Haiti and the Dominican Republic is floods … Hurricane Harvey, who is on the heels of Irma, is also at risk, especially for the small population the island of Barbuda, which can be completely evacuated, “Mehd said.
Hurricane Irma moves along the islands of the Caribbean and can reach the coast of Florida at the weekend. The territory of Florida and the surrounding states declared a state of emergency, in a number of areas also announced the evacuation.