Hurricane Irma Strengthens to Category 5 Storm As It Approaches Caribbean
Hurricane Irma has now strengthened to a Category 5 storm.
The powerful cyclone is expected to remain a very dangerous hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands.
Latest computer generated models show the storm avoiding Jamaica but meteorologists have indicated that Puerto Rico and other Caribbean may begin to feel its wrath by the end of the day.
America’s National Hurricane Center said the storm was approximately 320 miles (515 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands as of 6 am on Tuesday. It is producing maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (240 kph) as it continues to head west at 14 mph (22 kph).
Irma is expected to make landfall early Wednesday on the island of Anguilla.
Jamaica’s Meteorological Service said Hurricane Irma is not currently a threat to the island but will keep an eye on the system.
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