Hurricane Irma, which started off in the Caribbean, has caused a great deal of devastation throughout the region. In fact, it’s been one of the most destructive Atlantic Ocean hurricanes in history. Soon after the hurricane began generating powerful winds of over 185 mph, experts warned that the storm was set to reach the state of Florida and that’s exactly what happened.
Violent winds traveled from the Caribbean into southwest Florida over the weekend, downing power lines and destroying homes. Now experts are saying that the hurricane will move upwards towards the west coast.
Although the hurricane has been unprecedented in terms of the violent winds it has produced, no one – not even meteorologists – were expecting it to change the shape of the ocean!