Irma’s Scale and Fury Heads for Florida

Irma’s Scale and Fury Heads for Florida

After watching Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in southeast Texas last week, we thought we’d seen a storm to top all storms for years to come. The initial damage estimates from Harvey’s hit on greater Houston and parts of Louisiana are as high as $180 billion and could out do Katrina’s damage tab.

We were wrong. Hurricane Irma, category 5, 175 mph winds, is breaking all records as it barrels to Florida and the southeast, after leaving devastation behind it in the Caribbean. Right on its heels, Hurricane Jose, also picking up power.

This could be catastrophic for the southeast of the U.S.