SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Another hurricane is set to follow Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall and devastated various parts of Texas last week. Major flooding from rain left severe damage to homes, cars and city infrastructure.
According to the Associated Press:
“Hurricane Irma grew into a powerful Category 4 storm Monday as it approached the northeastern Caribbean and was forecast to begin buffeting the region Tuesday.”
The chance of Hurricane Irma hitting the U.S is likely in places like the Carolina borders as well as Miami. Places like Puerto Rico, Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas, however, face greater risk.
The governor of Florida has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma making landfall. The devastation from Hurricane Harvey on parts of Texas has made city officials in other parts of the U.S as well as residents unwilling to take any chances.
Puerto Rico has also declared a state of emergency.
AP also reports:
“A hurricane warning was issued for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and St. Barts. A hurricane watch was in effect for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Guadeloupe. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Guadeloupe and a tropical storm watch for Dominica.”