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A category 5 hurricane – the highest classification – called Hurricane Irma is currently tearing through islands making up the Caribbeans.

Irma already hit Barbuda overnight, and no contact, not even a radio signal, has come from there since then, CNN reports.

Irma has been observed to have maximum sustained winds of 185mph, which is well above the category 5 threshold of 157mph, making it the most intense hurricane in the Atlantic basin in a very long while.

The hurricane is on course to hit Puerto Rico, although it has already blown through St. Martin and Anguilla on early Wednesday.

Reports from Antigua say they have also been hit, but with minor damage.

Photos and videos from St. Martin on the other hand show houses in disarray and properties damaged.

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Saint Barth, too, has houses flooded, and some even underwater.

And although the hurricane’s path has been unstable, forecasters are predicting it will hit Florida, and evacuation is already taking place in some parts.

Residents there are trooping to superstores to get supplies or fuel stations to get fuel – the ones that still have some left – to board their homes with or help evacuate, as the hurricane is big enough to cover the entire state of Florida.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – SEPTEMBER 05: Stan Glass, of St. Petersburg, fills four 5-gallon fuel tanks with gasoline for his boat should he have to evacuate by boat as residents in the area prepare ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 05, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 06: People wait in line to purchase plywood at The Home Depot as they prepare for Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Miami, Florida. It’s still too early to know where the direct impact of the hurricane will take place but the state of Florida is in the area of possible landfall. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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A video from the International Space Station captured the eye of the storm, and it is huge.

Photo Credit: VictorCaratini, Brian Blanco/Joe Raedle/Getty Images

3 Comments

  1. Jay

    September 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    God protect them.

  2. Bowl

    September 6, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Lord , please command these storms to hold their peace. Amen

    • Lyon Caffrey

      September 6, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      I command these storms to hold their peace in Jesus’ name

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