"Hurricane Irma: Category 5 Storm Makes Landfall in the Caribbean"

"Hurricane Irma, packing winds of 185 m.p.h., made landfall in Barbuda, an island of about 2,000 people, around 2 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Around 5 a.m., the eye was moving away from Barbuda toward St. Martin, the center said.

The Category 5 storm was churning toward Puerto Rico and threatening havoc and widespread destruction in several nearby islands, including St. Kitts and Nevis; the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola, shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Cuba is also threatened by the hurricane."

The New York Times had the story September 6, 2017.


"Miami-Dade Planning First Major Evacuation In 12 Years Ahead Of Hurricane Irma" (Miami Herald)

"Florida Officials Begin Ordering Evacuations As Hurricane Irma Intensifies To A Category 5 Storm" (Washington Post)

"Catastrophic Hurricane Irma — Now A Category 5 — Is On A Collision Course With Florida" (Washington Post)

"‘May God Protect Us All’: Puerto Rico And Tiny Islands In Irma’S Path Fear For The Worst" (Washington Post)

Source: NY Times, 09/06/2017