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Irma Sucking Tampa Bay and Ocean Around Naples Dry

Irma Sucking Tampa Bay and Ocean Around Naples Dry

"I am in disbelief right now.This is Long Island, Bahamas and the ocean water is missing!" "That's as far as they see", she tweeted.

This is one of those things - a hurricane strong enough to change the shape of an ocean.

An eerie video posted on Twitter by resident Kaydi_K shows a completely deserted Long Island beach missing several feet of water.

The Washington Post also adds that the jarring disappearance of the ocean could be attributed to hurricane "bulge", referring to the centre of the storm being so low pressure that water is actually drawn upwards.

The storm passed through the southeast islands including Mayagua, Inagua, Crooked Island Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Islands, on Thursday and Friday.

The force of the mega-storm was so strong it was literally dragging water away from the shoreline in the Bahamas.

In a video posted to Facebook on Saturday, a person is seen jumping off a pier onto what used to be the sandy bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Irma is sucking water from shorelines and pulling it into the eye of the storm as it charts a path to the Florida coast.

According to WTOL 11 meteorologist Ellyn Fritz, low tides and distant storm surge are also contributing to the phenomenon.

While some voiced concerns the water would rush back as a tsunami, Angela Fritz, an atmospheric scientist, said the water will likely return slowly, possibly by Sunday afternoon.

It is expected to make landfall Sunday, hitting the Florida Keys, southwestern Florida and the Tampa Bay area.

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