Caribbean are bracing themselves for hurricane Irma
On several Caribbean islands place the people are bracing for hurricane Irma, who has become a hurricane of the fourth category. The governor of Florida has as a precaution, the state of emergency was declared.
The U.s. National Hurricane Center (NHC) has with the eye on the hurricane warnings issued for the Leeward Islands, the Virgin islands and Puerto Rico. A hurricane of the fourth category is associated with wind speeds of 209 to 251 km/h, and can be used for massive damage and large-scale elektriciteitsuitval sure.
It is expected that Irma ensure high tidal waves and heavy rainfall. The governor of Puerto Rico has indicated 456 opvangplekken ready to make on the island which in total can seat up to about 62,000 people. On the island the state of emergency is declared.
At the weekend, will Irma probably also for the problems that are going to create in the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The NHC expects the storm over the next 48 hours is still in force will increase.
Irma passes as expected Wednesday, the Windward islands, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba prepare for the hurricane.
The American consulate in the Antilles, in Curaçao is based, warns tourists in the area for flooding, mudslides and damage to homes that the storm can cause. They also wanted the consulate to ensure that the air traffic disrupted.
Employees may not be more to the consulate to travel, and tourists are advised to go for Tuesday elsewhere to find shelter.
The governor of Florida has Monday as a precaution, the state of emergency was declared with the eye on the approaching hurricane Irma. The NHC expects the storm to the Us east coast Saturday, but it is still too early to see the exact path and the impact of the storm in the U.S. will have to predict.
Hurricane Irma races on Windward Islands