By Mike OllisPublished Dec 08, 2018 11:07:10It’s hard to imagine a more catastrophic event than a hurricane striking the United States.
Hurricane season usually runs from July through September.
Hurricane Harvey has just finished hitting Texas and it’s set to bring heavy rains and winds of up to 150 miles per hour, creating flooding and mudslides along the Texas coast.
In the U.S., the National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch for parts of Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico.
And some communities in the Southeast are facing significant flooding and flooding-related power outages.
The Florida Keys, which are home to many of the state’s most affluent and influential communities, is currently under a mandatory evacuation order.
Residents of the Florida Keys have been told to leave their homes.
Residents are advised to stay indoors and avoid the areas where there are power outfalls.
The storm surge is forecast to be 10 feet (3.5 metres) in Miami-Dade County.
The Miami-area is a major hub for cruise ships and other tourism industries.
In Miami, residents are advised not to leave any open areas for storm surges to surge into, as the surge could cause flooding.
The hurricane warning for Miami is now extended to the entire county, the county’s emergency management office said.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the city was “devastated and devastated” by the storm.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted,” Gimenez tweeted.
The hurricane watches were issued after the National Hurricane Center upgraded Harvey to a Category 3 hurricane on Tuesday morning.
That means Harvey is the strongest category of hurricane on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
It was also the strongest storm to make landfall on the U,S.
East Coast in nearly 100 years, according the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
The tropical storm is moving east-northwest at about 18 miles per day and could cause catastrophic flooding in parts of Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and South Dakota, according National Hurricane Centre forecasters.
Forecasters say Harvey will move west-north-west at a rate of 5-10 mph (8-12 kph), and could affect the coasts of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Alabama and Florida by Thursday.
The storm is forecast by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction to hit the Gulf Coast of Louisiana on Wednesday and make landfall near Pensacola, Florida on Thursday.
A new hurricane watch has been issued for the Bahamas, as well.
Hurricane Harvey has been upgraded from a Category 2 to a 3, according NOAA’s National Hurricane System Prediction Center.
A tropical storm watch is also in effect for Florida, South Georgia and the U of Alabama, according meteorologist Jeff Masters with the National Meteorological Center.
The Bahamas has experienced flooding before, but this is unprecedented, Masters said.
The state’s governor has declared a state of emergency in the Bahamas and urged residents to stay in their homes, according a statement from the governor’s office.
“I ask all citizens to keep an open mind as we watch and assess this storm,” Governor Mark Lowry said in the statement.
“There will be a very intense and damaging storm.
As always, we ask the public to be vigilant and prepared for any storm surge.”
The National Weather Services said the storm is expected to bring rain, strong winds and damaging wind gusts, and winds are expected to gust up to 110 mph (220 kph).