Most powerful hurricane ever recorded over Atlantic Ocean to make landfall imminently on Leeward Islands of Antigua and Barbuda

Hurricane Irma – now a category 5 storm and the most powerful ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean – is about to hit the Caribbean Leeward Islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

The most recent advisory from the US National Hurricane Center warns that Irma is “potentially catastrophic” and has urged that “preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion” in the islands in its immediate path.

Hurricane #Irma is maintaining it’s strength with maximum sustained winds of 185 MPH. The eye is approaching the island of Barbuda. #GOES16 pic.twitter.com/85fHMLVr5H

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