Everything You Need To Know About Hurricane Irma
Normally, the worst damage from a hurricane comes in the "eyewall" area to the front right of the eye. But Irma is so big and powerful that the damage zone could be extensive regardless of exactly where its center tracks. The hurricane force winds extend outward up to 50 miles from the center of the storm. It's already killed at least nine people and left Barbuda almost uninhabitable
Irma has quickly become one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes ever recorded, with wind speeds of 185 miles per hour. As this monster churns through the Caribbean and heads toward Florida, here's the lowdown. How dangerous is it? Irma is a Category 5 storm, which means sustained winds of greater than 157 mph.