About Hurricane Irma 2017: numbers and facts

Here are some interesting facts about Hurricane Irma 2017 that we collected from the Internet in fearful anticipation of the disaster’s arrival 🙂

Об урагане Ирма 2017 года: цифры и факты

Irma was a predicted and expected hurricane that began as a tropical wave off the coast of Africa.

Irma became a tropical storm on August 30, and then began to grow rapidly and already on August 31 reached the strength of a major hurricane of category 3 and above.

A little later, Irma, already a category 5 hurricane, hit the Caribbean islands causing enormous damage.

Об урагане Ирма 2017 года: цифры и факты

On September 10, Hurricane Irma approached the coast of Florida and caused enormous damage to the islands of the Keys archipelago and further to the southwestern coast of the Gulf of Mexico of Florida.

For example, in the city of Miami wind gusts reaching speeds of/Ft were recorded gusts of up to 175 km per hour, which led to the flooding of several areas of the city and even the fall of a construction crane near Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.

Об урагане Ирма 2017 года: цифры и факты

After making landfall, Hurricane Irma weakened considerably. However, in the city of Orlando, in the center of Florida, the wind reached a speed of 112 — 130 km per hour, several residential areas of the city found themselves in waist-deep water.

Facts about Hurricane Irma 2017:

Hurricane Irma is considered one of the five most destructive hurricanes in Florida history.

Irma’s maximum wind speed reached 300 km per hour and higher in places.

The hurricane continued unabated for 37 hours, the longest hurricane in history.

Online weather forecasts:

which saved us a lot of nerve cells


Об урагане Ирма 2017 года: цифры и факты


Об урагане Ирма 2017 года: цифры и факты

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