Tropical storms are always forming this time of the year. It is hurricane season. U.S. still struggle with the devastating aftermath of Harvey and Irma. Seems like we are about to get hit with another huge storm.
According to AccuWeather‘s report, after the expansion of Tropical Storm Lee, budding Hurricane Maria poses a threat to Irma-devastated areas in the northern Caribbean.
Tropical Storm Maria, located less than 700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, may be a biggest risk to land as it continues to gain force over the coming days. People in the Lesser Antilles should be ready for yet another impactful tropical system.For the next few days, the storm Maria will quickly track to the west or west-northwest.
Due to the conditions the storm will rise up into a Category 2 before reach the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday. This is the third hurricane which hit the area in only two weeks after the hurricanes Irma and Jose had rampage during the first week of September.
It is expected the storm not to reach Irma’s intense strength by the time it gets close, the brisk pace of the storm means there is little time for preparations to be completed on the islands.
Some of the islands, including Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique may be directrly hit by the storm. Accuweather urges to the residents to get ready for widespread tree damage, days to weeks of power outages and structural damage at the hands of a Category 2 hurricane. Well-constructed homes may sustain major roof or siding damage.
According to the AccuWeather Meteorologist Jordan Root, “Rainfall amounts of 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) and storm surge will lead to flooding.”
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said that “with Irma stripping much of the vegetation in the northern Leeward and Virgin Islands, there is a much greater risk of flash flooding and mudslides.”
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