HURRICANE TRACKER: Hurricane Irma Labeled Category 4, Hurricane Warning In Effect For Leeward Islands

By  //  September 4, 2017

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

HEADED FOR FLORIDA • next update IS 8 p.m.

National Hurricane Center has pinned Hurricane Irma as a Category 4 with the latest 5 p.m. report. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has pinned Hurricane Irma as a Category 4 with the latest 5 p.m. report.

Irma’s max sustained winds are now at 130 mph and growing stronger, according to NHC.

The category 4 hurricane continues to move to the west at 13 mph,

Hurricane warnings have been initiated for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy.

Hurricane watches have also been initiated for Guadeloupe, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra.

A Hurricane Warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm- force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

STAY OR GO? Brevard County Emergency Management Evacuation Chart Identifies Low-Lying AreasRelated Story:
STAY OR GO? Brevard County Emergency Management Evacuation Chart Identifies Low-Lying Areas

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.

A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

NHC expects to see a turn toward the west-northwestward late Tuesday.

STAY TUNED TO SPACE COAST DAILY FOR UPDATES

CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY NEWS


Click here to contribute your news or announcements Free