After blasting the northern Caribbean, deadly Hurricane Irma has turned toward the United States, unleashing destructive winds, flooding rain and inundating seas across Florida through the weekend, reports AccuWeather.
“There will be massive damage in Florida. [It will be] the worst single hurricane to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992,” Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather said.
The current track of Irma will bring severe and life-threatening impacts to all of the Florida Keys and a large portion of the Florida Peninsula, including Key West, Key Largo, Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota and Miami.
As TMI battens down to ride out the storm, we send out the latest updates of the impact of Irma on the Caribbean. See the Special Report on pages 1-3, attached.
NOTE: We may be quiet next week following Hurricane Irma, but will be doing our best to carry on. Thank you to all of our colleagues and readers who have offered us bed, board and office space if only we could get there! And to all our many Caribbean and Florida-based readers, stay safe, stay dry and please let us know how you are doing once the danger passes.