Storm systems are evolving, and unfortunately for human life, they are not trending in the less powerful direction. Irma and Harvey are living proof of that and while we are fortunate that they did not make it to Connecticut, it would be silly to not pay attention. These types of super storms are becoming more common and our future could be at stake if we do not prepare:
Hurricane Harvey Facts
- Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017.
- As of September 6th, there has been an estimated $180 Billion in damages and an estimated $125 Billion needed from federal aid.
- 13 million people were affected from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee.
- 60 deaths have been confirmed thus far.
- The Houston area typically gets 51-60 inches of rain annually.
- They received 51.88 inches in Harvey week alone!
What We Know About Irma
- In Barbuda, wind speeds reached 183 MPH with up to 30% of properties destroyed.
- In St. Martin, nearly 60% of properties were destroyed.
- Puerto Rico experienced nearly 200 MPH winds and nearly 3 million people were left without power.
- Irma is set to reach Cuba late Friday and then onto Miami by Saturday and into Sunday.
- Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Florida and the Caribbean as this could be the largest and most intense storm in American history.