Fears parts of Puerto Rico could be without power for months once fast-developing category 4 storm hits

States of emergency have been declared as Hurricane Irma grew into a category 4 storm that is forecast to begin buffeting the Caribbean on Tuesday.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 130mph (215km/h) on Monday afternoon, and the US National Hurricane Center said they were expected to become stronger. Irma at the time was 490 miles (790km) east of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 13mph (20km/h).

Continue reading…

Facebook Comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.