Hurricane Irma Breaks 11 Records

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From the beginning of its journey, Hurricane Irma has been a destructive force. It rampaged through the Caribbean and Florida only to leave a huge disaster, which will cost billions of dollars to fix, according to mnn.com

“Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach, who specializes in Atlantic basin hurricanes, has been tracking the storm and compiling a list of the most notable records Irma has broken so far.”, reported by mnn.com.

Irma is the strongest storm recorded in the Atlantic ocean with winds as high as 185 mph for 37 hours straight. Irma is tied with another storm for a record of 3.25 days as a category 5 storm that was created in Cuba, according to mnn.com

Another record Irma has broken is having another  hurricane follow right after it, Hurricane Jose. These storms have both had winds up to at least 150 miles per hour. Irma generated about as much energy as a whole normal hurricane season would, stated by mnn.com

 Hurricane Irma cause the largest evacuation order that there has been in the Bahamas in its history. Over 5,000 people fled the Bahamas, reported by cnn.com

Hurricane Irma caused the largest evacuation order in U.S history, with almost 7 million people were notified to evacuate Florida immediately, stated by cnn.com

“If you have been ordered to evacuate, you need to leave now,” he said at a morning news conference. “Do not wait. Evacuate. Not tonight, not in an hour. You need to go right now.” U.S. Governor Rick Scott stated in an attempt to evacuate Florida, according to cnn.com.

It could take years to rebuild all of the buildings that have been destroyed. A resident in the path of Irma stated, “I’ve been here 10 to 15 years and I never had to do this before,”stated by newspress.com.