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Hurricane Jose Is Almost Category Five And It Follows Irma’s Destructive Path

Hurricane Jose is promising further devastation in the wake of the giant Irma

Jose almost reached category five strenght, with winds of 250kmh and it is heading to the eastern Caribbean islands, already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

Jose was about 390km east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands on Saturday morning and was forecast to hit the outlying Caribbean islands later in the day. “Air force hurricane hunters find Jose even stronger … almost a category 5 hurricane”. – The US National Hurricane Centre

Hurricane threatens Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Anguilla, Sint Maarten, St Martin and St Barthelemy.

A map published by the US national hurricane centre showing the storms Irma, Jose and Katia in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico region. Photograph: USNHC

A map published by the US national hurricane centre showing the storms Irma, Jose and Katia in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico region. Photograph: USNHC

Many victims of Irma Hurricane already fled their devastated islands on fishing boats and ferries for fear of Jose.

“I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to know that further damage is imminent,” said inspector Frankie Thomas of the Antigua and Barbuda police.

Jose is curently ranked as a category four storm but experts say it will grow and reach category five.

 

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

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