Irma Becomes an Extremely Dangerous Category 5 Hurricane

Good morning, Irma has strengthened significantly overnight and is now an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane–the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale. This beast of a storm has sustained winds of 175mph and is barrelling towards the Leeward Island. Hurricane watches and warnings are up for much of the Caribbean and a State of Emergency has been declared in Florida. It’s still uncertain exactly where/if Irma will make landfall in the US… but latest data still puts Florida within the path of Irma. Irma is expected to take a sharp turn to the north… when the turn occurs will determine…