SPACE COAST DAILY HURRICANE TRACKER: NHC Monday 11 a.m. Update Shows Irma Track Shifting South
By Space Coast Daily // September 4, 2017
Now 600 miles east of the Leeward Islands
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA • HURRICANE TRACKER UPDATE – The National Hurricane Center 11 a.m. Monday update shows Hurricane Irma’s track shifting south.
According to the NHC, Hurricane Irma is currently about 600 miles east of the Leeward Islands and moving west-southwest at 15 miles per hour.
Irma has maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, making it a Category 3 hurricane.
The NHC expects the storm to gain strength over the next few days and could be a Category 4 as it approaches the Bahamas later this week.
The storm’s track is still uncertain, with a possible destination anywhere from Florida, the Gulf or the Carolina coast. If the storm’s path were to impact Brevard County, it wouldn’t be until late next weekend.
Authorities stress that now is the time to be prepared and to have an evacuation plan in place.
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