Hurricane Irma still a Category 5 storm after 40 hours

(Worthy News) – Hurricane Irma achieved 40 hours as a Category 5 storm Wednesday evening as it swung through the Caribbean and heads towards Florida.

The National Hurricane Center issued an update Wednesday evening at 11 p.m. Eastern to say that Irma’s maximum sustained winds remains at 185 miles per hour. No new advisory had been issued as of midnight. [ Source (Read More…) ]

Hurricane Irma ‘getting even better organized’ says National Hurricane Center scientist

Hurricane Irma appears to be “getting even better organized,” warned a National Hurricane Center scientist, suggesting that the Category 5 storm isn’t losing steam as it barrels through the Caribbean on Wednesday.

“Hard to believe but #Irma is getting even better organized on satellite during the last few hours- very disturbing,” tweeted Eric Blake said on his personal Twitter account in the early evening hours on Wednesday. [ Source (Read More…) ]

Most powerful Atlantic hurricane leaves trail of destruction

The tiny island of Barbuda, which has a population of 1,800, and was devastated.

Its Prime Minister Gaston Browne said: “Barbuda is literally rubble. The entire housing stock was damaged. It is just a total devastation.”

His government estimated destruction on Barbuda was “upwards of 90 per cent”. [ Source (Read More…) ]