Here’s a video taken from an NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) first flight flying through hurricane Irma that’s forming in the Caribbean. Irma has now been upgraded to a powerful category four storm. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 130mph (215km/h) on Monday afternoon, and the US National Hurricane Center has said they were expected to become stronger. Irma is projected to hit the Leeward Islands, causing storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rain. The hurricane center expects Irma to reach southern Florida on Saturday.

Hurricane Irma: storm heads to Caribbean as states of emergency declared

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