Following closely behind is Jose.
Some years hurricanes are forecast but luckily turn out to sea and miss hitting land. But, eventually it catches up and smack bang into land.
Seems that Harvey was the worse ever for rainfall due to being such a slow moving storm, hanging around and continually dumping rain.
Irma is on the opposite end of what a Hurricane can do. It is moving quickly with such intense wind speeds it will devastate in another way. Seeing what it has already done in the Caribbean and is still doing, reports are it will be worse than Hurricane Andrew to hit Florida. At the latest report, the entire peninsula could be hit. And then the path seems to indicate it could move on to Georgia, perhaps even South Carolina. only guarantee is you never know for sure, not even the meteorologists.
A hurricane specialist from MIT said this one has more energy than all the bombs dropped in WWll.
For those who have never experienced such storms you can sympathize, try to imagine with the pictures on TV but just imagine being IN that situation.
Nowhere to go, hospitals closed, power out, no way to escape, perhaps have loved ones missing and having cars being tossed around as well as even shipping containers!!
Mother Nature is definitely not happy. And to throw in an Earthquake 8.1 in Mexico as well as Hurricane Katia is enough.
We do not get the best coverage of all the cyclones or typhoons (depending on where you live) but Hong Kong had a direct hit from a powerful storm about 10 days or so ago.
One thing, we cannot do anything to change the weather, natural disasters do & will always happen. All we can do is keep up to date if in the path of a weather related event and if lucky enough not to, be there for those who are. Help in any way possible. Not all help is in the $$ donation.
People need a hand, maybe if close by, help them pick up and get their life straightened out as best as they can. Emotionally, be patient and let someone have a cry and comfort them, make a casserole, treat them to a yummy treat, just let them know we all care.
Good luck to all those facing this incredible storm.