World Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Cuba as massive storm: US forecasters

06:50  09 september  2017
06:50  09 september  2017 Source:   afp.com

Cuba airlifts dolphins to safety as Hurricane Irma slams the island

  Cuba airlifts dolphins to safety as Hurricane Irma slams the island As Hurricane Irma continues its devastating run in the Atlantic, Cuba has evacuated dolphins held in a dolphinarium in north of the country where Irma made landfall Friday night. The six dolphins were wrapped in wet towels to ensure healthy travel and put on helicopters that took the dolphins to the province of Cienfuegos, the Mirror reported.As of Friday, they were put in a swimming pool -- but they could be moved again if the hurricane's effects make that necessary, officials said.Dolphinarum manager Gonzalo Carrero Escobar said the pool offered the dolphins “similar conditions to their natural life.

HAVANA, Cuba - Hurricane Irma made landfall as a maximum-strength Category Five storm late Friday, US forecasters said, after leaving a trail of death and destruction on a string of Caribbean islands.

Havana, Cuba : Hurricane Irma made landfall as a maximum-strength Category Five storm late Friday, US forecasters said, after leaving a trail of death and destruction on a string of Caribbean islands.

TOPSHOT - A woman stands near damaged homes in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, on September 6, 2017, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. France, the Netherlands and Britain on September 7 sent water, emergency rations and rescue teams to their stricken territories in the Caribbean hit by Hurricane Irma, which has killed at least 10 people. The worst-affected island so far is Saint Martin, which is divided between the Netherlands and France, where eight of the 10 confirmed deaths took place.  / AFP PHOTO / Lionel CHAMOISEAU        (Photo credit should read LIONEL CHAMOISEAU/AFP/Getty Images) © Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images TOPSHOT - A woman stands near damaged homes in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, on September 6, 2017, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. France, the Netherlands and Britain on September 7 sent water, emergency rations and rescue teams to their stricken territories in the Caribbean hit by Hurricane Irma, which has killed at least 10 people. The worst-affected island so far is Saint Martin, which is divided between the Netherlands and France, where eight of the 10 confirmed deaths took place. / AFP PHOTO / Lionel CHAMOISEAU (Photo credit should read LIONEL CHAMOISEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma made landfall as a maximum-strength Category Five storm late Friday, US forecasters said, after leaving a trail of death and destruction on a string of Caribbean islands.

At 0300 GMT, the monster storm had made landfall on the communist island's Camaguey Archipelago, with the eye of the storm just 190 kilometers (120 miles) east-southeast of the Cuban city of Caibarien, and 300 miles south-southeast of Miami, according to the US National Hurricane Center.

It had maximum sustained winds of 260 kilometers per hour and was moving west at 20 kilometers per hour, also posing an increasing threat to the US state of Florida.


When and Where Is Tropical Storm Jose Going To Hit? .
Tropical Storm Jose is the 10th storm of this year’s hurricane season and could reach the East Coast of the U.S.Just as the United States braces for potential damage caused by the impending Hurricane Irma, yet another tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Jose became the 10th storm of this year’s hurricane season.

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