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Hurricane Irma aangezwollen to storm of the heaviest category

Hurricane Irma aangezwollen to storm of the heaviest category

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The hurricane Irma, who Tuesday night and Wednesday, the top the Caribbean goes mad, is aangezwollen to the fifth category. That is the heaviest on the scale of Saffir–Simpson.

There are wind speeds on the ground was measured from 280 kilometres per hour.

There are nearly a hundred soldiers to Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba sent. The soldiers come from Aruba and Curaçao.

Once the hurricane has passed, two naval vessels from Aruba and Curacao the three islands to even more soldiers, and help to deliver, according to the ministry of Home Affairs. Ministries work closely together to quickly help to be able to offer.

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Islanders Antigua get massive boats out of the water in preparation for Irma

Tidal waves

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.

At the weekend, will Irma probably also for the problems that are going to create in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Also the Us state of Florida has a chance to be bothered by the hurricane.

Caribbean are bracing themselves for hurricane Irma

Irma passes as expected Wednesday, the Windward islands, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba prepare for the hurricane.
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Irma has become a hurricane of the fourth category.
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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.
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Also, in the U.s. state of Florida prepare people in advance for the hurricane.
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People buy the wood for their houses to protect.
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Bags and tape buildings should protect against water and wind.
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People in St. Maarten to buy bottles of water.
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Inhabitants

On the islands to prepare people for the hard wind. Frames are vastgetimmerd and gardens tidy in order to prevent waste air in flight. Also save many water, food and batteries for the much-needed things in the house.

Fishermen have their boats on the side taken, flights are cancelled, operations in the hospitals is deferred and also the newspapers to close their doors. Schools and public services are from Tuesday morning closed, from 20: 00 hours in the evening (local time) curfew.

The authorities want as many people as possible at home as the hurricane, the islands achieved. Alone in St. Maarten are eleven bunkers prepared.

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