Hurricane Irma will cause a lot of damage in the US according to Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Whole areas of Florida would have no power for many days. Long also added that more than 100,000 people would need shelter. The Hurricane has already caused a lot of damage in St Martin, there are reports of looting in this island. The hurricane has already affected 1.2 million people in the Caribbean region, no less than 19 people have perished. About 500,000 people from south Florida will have to move to another place because Irma will hit on Sunday.

It will have a speed of over 165 mph. Irma will affect Miami, Broward, Palm Beach and other places. The southeastern area of the US is under threat, ranging from the Keys to the Georgia border.

Similar hurricanes have happened before

In 1950, Hurricane King reached Miami with a speed of 130 miles per hour, it killed four people and caused $30 million in economic losses. Today is a different situation, Irma could cause much more human and economic losses because the metropolitan area of Miami has more than 6 million inhabitants today, while it had just 500,000 in 1950. The "Homestead hurricane" hit the state in 1945. As we can see, this is common in Florida.

Pain in the Caribbean Islands

Gerard Collomb, the French Interior Minister, has stated that Irma is causing pain in St Martin and St Barthelemy, where nine people are dead and seven remain missing.

There has been one death in Sint Maarten, a Dutch territory. French officials stated that 60 percent of the houses in St Martin have become uninhabitable. About 6,000 US citizens are stranded there. A lot of aid has been deployed by France, UK, and Netherlands, this includes planes and warships that will supply basic elements.

Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico

Haiti and the Dominican Republic were affected by a torrential rain. Irma also damaged some roofs, caused power outages, and flooding. Anyway, the damage in these countries has been less than what it was expected at first. More than 6,000 people in Puerto Rico are living in shelters, and many have no electricity.

At least three people have died on this island as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Other places

One person in Turks and Caicos stated that the inhabitants of the islands had a drop in pressure because of the shocking events. Irma flooded streets, caused a lack of power, and even ripped off some roofs. Irma will also hit Cuba and Bahamas, thus, about 50,000 foreigners have already left or are leaving Cuba. Something similar has happened in the Bahamas.