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3 Hurricanes Threaten U.S. – Check Out the Insane Picture

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Now, the United States can add another headache to its growing list of problems.  For the first time in history, a whopping three hurricanes are expected to make a landfall.  The National Hurricane Center was the first to break the news.

Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Katia are projected to come ashore.  The storms are named, of course, alphabetically in the order which they appear.  Specialist Eric Blake tweeted this is the first time he’s seen anything like this happen.  He shared an astounding GIF.

Hurricane Irma is currently located north of the Dominican Republic.  Meanwhile, Hurricane Jose is 700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.  Finally, Hurricane Katia is currently over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

The last time this happened was in 2010.  The Hurricanes Igor, Julia, and Karl were all located in the basin simultaneously.  However, Julia never threatened land, so there was no need for high alert in the United States.

According to QZ.com, global warming is indirectly affecting the intensity of the storms.  Warming waters and shifting winds have created a recipe for disaster, literally.  Currently, Hurricane Irma is a category four storm.  It has taken 23 lives and counting in the Caribbean.  It is expected to hit Miami this weekend.

Floridians have been strongly urged to leave their homes.  There is no telling exactly which way Irma will turn once it hits land.  It is speculated this hurricane will be as strong as Hurricane Andrew, but even more large.

Projections of insurance claims have reached $130 billion.  This makes the storm seem more “natural catastrophe” rather than “natural disaster”.  By comparison, Hurricane Katrina resulted in $50 billion in claims.  Hurricane Harvey resulted in $35 billion of claims and counting.

Needless to say, if you or relatives are located in Florida, take no chances.  It is time to leave.

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