Hurricane Irma Presentation
Marc P. Austin
American Military University
20 December 2018
This was a category four hurricane that hit Florida on Sept. 10, 2017.
It ripped roofs, coastal cities, and displaced over 6.8 million people.
It weakened by 11th of September, powering towards Alabama and Georgia.
Ranking of past hurricanes and their magnitude
In the Caribbean, 38 people died.
34 people lost lives in Florida
4 people died in S. Carolina, and 1 in N. Carolina
This is one f the costliest hurricane that have hit the US.
According to the National Hurricane Centre, the cost of damage was $ 50
How did it develop?
It started in August 30th from Cape Verde Islands.
Irma started from tropical waves that had developed in the West Africa coast
a day earlier.
Within 24 hours, it had transformed into category 2 storm.
By September 4th, it had turned to a category 4 and its strength kept on
The affected areas experienced floods with heavy damage.
By September 8th, the hurricane downgraded to category 4, but maintained
the winds at 150mph.
It weakened to tropical storm, and then, a depression.
What could have led to this hurricane?
Global warming is attributed to this hurricane.
The rising of the sea levels is a likely event that caused the flooding.
In Florida, the sea level has rose six times faster compared to the average.
The high temperatures melted the Antarctica’s ice caps.
In August 2017, the temperatures in Florida were very high.
Global warming has an affect on the normal weather patterns.
Thus, climate change contributed to the destructions caused by the
IRMA: FORECAST ON AUGUST 30
Irma tracked the Northwest of Caribbean
It affected the west coast of Florida and Georgia
Also, I affected Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi
The effects of the storm spilled over to Tennessee
0n Wednesday , Sept 6th
It hit Barbuda and Antigua, destroying homes of over 100, 000 people.
By 8 am it hit areas of St. Kitts, Anguilla, Nevis, and St. Martin.
By 2 pm , it affected US virgin Islands, and British Virgin Islands
➢ Maintained category 5 with wind of 175mh
Affected areas of Haiti, Dominican
Republic, Turk and Caucus.
Extensive damage was recorded.
➢ On September 8, it affected Bahamas and Cuba
as a category five.
➢ On Saturday and Sunday of September 9th and
10th, it hit Florida Keys and Florida mainland
➢ Irma weakened by 11th September towards
Alabama and Georgia.
➢ On 12th September, it moved through Georgia to
Tennessee and Mississippi.
➢ By September 13th, the hurricane has dissipated
Intensity of the Hurricane
The hurricane was a storm of category five.
The winds were 185 miles per hour and they lasted for 37 hours.
The winds stretched across over 200 miles.
The cloud field covered 30, 000 squire miles.
The hurricane held over seven trillion watts of energy.
Its force was very powerful and it was recorded by the earthquake
Deaths and Damages by Territory
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