After the Category 5 Hurricane Irma made its landfall in the Caribbean with 175 mph sustained winds, Hurricane Irma is expected to make a landfall in South Florida this weekend.
NBC News reported that at least 12 people were killed due to the hurricane that had caused vast devastation in the Caribbean islands.
Florida is braced for a possible direct hit that could cause a devastating damage to the southern part of the state.
CNN reported that the National Hurricane Center said Irma will make landfall in southern Florida as a dangerous major hurricane and has issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for South Florida including from Jupiter Inlet on the east coast of the state and southward around the Florida Peninsula to Bonita Beach on the west coast.
The warning included the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay.
NBC News also wrote that the National Weather Service said that “locations may be uninhabitable for weeks or months” due to extreme winds, adding that “structural damage to buildings, with many washing away” was possible in some coastal areas.
Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded as it caused massive destruction to multiple places including Barbuda, Puerto Rico, Turks, Caicos and others.
Below are some photos taken from CNN:
Last two months, Texas was hit by the deadly Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, that caused immense damage and catastrophic flooding, and also killed at least 70 people.