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What to do if Hurricane Irma impacts your vacation

What to do if Hurricane Irma impacts your vacation

While the National Hurricane Center discontinued Puerto Rico's hurricane warning, Governor Ricardo Rosselló warned that the island's persistent rainfall could still worsen flood conditions.

The National Hurricane Center will likely incorporate this change in the European model into their 5 p.m. update, which may shift the path farther to the west.

View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten Dutch part of Saint Martin The aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Saint Martin.

But predicting its track is hard, especially because its journey will be decided partly by the track of Hurricane Irma, which itself is moving somewhat unpredictably across the Atlantic.

Forecasters believe Hurricane Irma will reach Florida on Saturday or Sunday, hitting the USA just a week after it was struck by Hurricane Harvey, which killed at least 60 people and caused as much as $180 billion of damage. Still, Irma will remain a major hurricane until landfall.

Gov. Scott warned Irma was "bigger, faster and stronger" than Hurricane Andrew, the last category-five storm to hit the state 25 years ago.

"On Necker Island we have constructed really strong buildings (with hurricane blinds) that should be able to handle extreme weather pretty well, though with a Category 5 hurricane nearly nothing can withstand it", Branson wrote in blog post. Parts of southeastern Florida around Homestead and Biscayne Bay could see as much as between 3 to 6 feet of flooding above ground, according to a potential storm surge flooding map from the NHC. Tropical-storm-force winds may be felt in the Sarasota-Manatee area as early as Saturday evening.

He told the BBC that 50% of the population were now homeless and that it would cost $100m to rebuild the island.

Right now, the path of Jose is expected to stay north and east of Irma's path as the storm approaches the United States.

Gaston Browne, prime minister of the dual-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, said that 90% of all dwellings on the island - which is home to roughly 1,800 people - had been destroyed.

It's the first time since 2010 that three active hurricanes have been in the Atlantic, according to CNN Weather.

Jose and Katia strengthened Wednesday afternoon, bringing the number of hurricanes churning in the Atlantic basin to three.


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