Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 storm as it approaches the northeast Caribbean on path toward U.S. That is the latest from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Irma's maximum sustained winds increased to 175 mph early this morning. It was centered about 270 miles east of Antigua and moving west at 14 mph. The governor of Florida has already issued a state of emergency for the entire state. Florida residents have been buying up all the bottled water they can find along with other supplies. It’s still too soon to say how the storm could affect Alabama, but it is a very dangerous hurricane that should be watched closely.
Hurricane Irma Now a Category Five Storm
By Marcus Hyles • Sep 5, 2017