US: Using weather satellites and by analyzing their data, NOAA has created a path that shows where and how Hurricane Irma is likely to crash through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Virginia. Click on the images below, to get more details about Irma’s wind speed probability.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has already put out a hurricane warning and a tropical storm warning stretching through almost all of Florida into Georgia and South Carolina – an area where more than 20 million people live.
After the storm hit Georgia on a Monday, states like South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia have bolstered emergency relief efforts as they potentially stand to be affected by what could be one the strongest hurricanes to hit the Southeastern coast.
State officials have ordered the evacuation of 540,000 residents from low-lying coastal areas. Georgia has also set up emergency shelters and canceled classes for several schools and colleges, including the University of Georgia. Atlanta is expected to be hit with high wind gusts and severe rainstorms.
President Donald Trump approved an emergency declaration for Georgia on Friday and ordered “federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irma,” according to a White House statement.