Irma now category four storm

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Hurricane Irma surged to a dangerous Category Four storm Monday as it churned toward the Leeward islands, sparking alarm and alerts from the Caribbean to Florida, which declared an emergency.

The National Hurricane Center said at 4:00 pm (2100 GMT), the storm was packing top sustained winds of 130 mph (215 km/h). “Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours,” the NHC warned.

“On the forecast track, the centre of Irma will move near or over portions of the northern Leeward Islands Tuesday night and early Wednesday.”


  1. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    September 4, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Oh man, this is bad and the OECS will take a big hit. Hunker down my peeps. All for one, and one for all! Long live the Little Ones.

  2. Anonymous
    September 5, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Tied Up!!!

  3. Eric Shon
    September 5, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Don’t forget to pray, this makes all the difference, not.

  4. Curious
    September 5, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Tide has been so high evening Castries Harbour.
    Even if we’re not hit we will feel the blow and we must brace ourselves to over emergency help to our sister islands too