Florida, Puerto Rico, and other Caribbean islands are expecting to take the brunt of the storm.
The National Hurricane Centre's forecast was for the winds to fluctuate slightly but for the storm to remain at Category 4 or 5 strength for the next day or two. "However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of these impacts". "Anguilla, all the way toward (Antigua and) Barbuda, all the way up even toward the British Virgin Islands (are) in grave danger of an eye wall hit at (at least) 150 mph-that devastates the island, no matter what island it is", CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said Tuesday. Only Hurricane Allen, in 1980, was stronger, with peak winds of about 190 miles per hour.
The Category 5 hurricane-classified as "extremely dangerous"-is now headed towards the Caribbean and while the exact course is not known, computer models show it making landfall in South Florida by the weekend". So, it will likely have a direct impact on the US and British Virgin Islands, will likely get close enough to Puerto Rico for significant impacts there.
Hurricane Irma strengthened as it hit the Caribbean on Wednesday with "unprecedented intensity", claimed reports.
Lukaku reveals major reason he chose Man Utd over Chelsea Jose Mourinho has suggested that managers who leave a club "in conditions for failure" are more damaging than short-term bosses. He says United's quick business saved them almost £75m on Lukaku alone, explaining: "I think we were very clever".
ED RAPPAPORT: Yes, the next 24 hours will be a significant concern for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. "They've actually already shipped more than 400 truckloads of product to Florida since Monday in preparation for the storm", Williams said. Miami Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said Tuesday that officials may ask some residents to begin evacuating as early as Wednesday.
"We saw this for Hurricane Harvey on seismometers located close to Houston", Hicks said.
Irma's peak intensity so far ranks among the strongest in recorded history, exceeding the likes of Katrina, Andrew and Camille - whose winds peaked at 175 miles per hour. It is tied for second most intense with Hurricane Wilma in 2005, Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 and the 1935 FloridaKeys hurricane. "As the storm approaches [it] requires us to make some decisions before we know that this storm is going to the north and stay out of the Gulf of Mexico". This storm is also predicted to intensify into a hurricane over the coming days, but the latest track forecast keeps it away from land areas for the most part.
If Mazzant grants the request for a temporary restraining order, Elliott would remain eligible to play while his case is pending. Elliott's legal team filed a lawsuit in federal court on September 1, asking Henderson to vacate all punishment.
For the first time, North Korea also specifically mentioned the possibility of a electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attack. Kim signed off on the plan, but is watching the moves by the USA before deciding when or whether to carry it out.
Episode one pulled in 6.5 million viewers, more than double the number Channel 4 had previously said it would need to break even. Overnight figures show that the inaugural episode of the new-look season, which aired at 8 p.m.
The field will now be cut from the top 100 points leaders to the top 70 for the BMW Championship, starting on 14 September. SHOT OF THE DAY: This incredible approach from the rough at No. 13 led to a birdie and was the catalyst to Thomas' win.
Jenner also revealed that it was Kardashian whom she first spoke with regarding the issues surrounding her book. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians momager has been panicking because of her youngest Kylie's spin-off.
Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens had continued to fly the flag all the way to the quarters in the bottom half of the draw. This time, she took the lead 4-0 against an opponent obviously nervous, and then she won the second round even more uneven.
A fire started by kids playing with fireworks is destroying forests and famous OR locations along the Columbia River . Over the weekend , 140 hikers were stranded when the Eagle Creek Fire cut off exit routes from trails in the area.
That will require an overhaul of the election commission, whose integrity came into question even before Friday's ruling. The trade unionist had criticised election observers days after the vote for giving it a clean bill of health.
Georgia Tech vs. Jacksonville State
Considering the amount of time they held the ball, and their domination early on, the Yellow Jackets should be sitting at 1-0. Soon afterward, Dormady countered by capping Tennessee's 70-yard march to the end zone with a 10-yard pass to Callaway.
Position made the Virginia Tech game
Former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, who will help with the coin toss, spoke with NCAA.com on the renewal of the rivalry. Even with the quarterbacks, the start was all about defense, as Virginia Tech took a narrow 10-7 lead into the half.
Eden Hazard Latest, Diego Costa Rumours
The 25-man squad lists had to be completed on Friday, with the Premier League confirming the selections on their official website. Costa has made it clear he wants to rejoin Atletico after being told he is not in Antonio Conte's Chelsea plans for the season.
Duchess of Cambridge expecting third child
On a royal tour of Poland in July 2017, Kate joked about having a third - after being given a present designed for newborns. However, Prince Harry will be pushed further down the line of succession by his newest nephew or niece.