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#NEWS: 'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Irma Rapidly Approaching

On Tuesday, Hurrican Irma was upgraded to a highly dangerous Category 5 as it rolls toward the Carribean and southern United States, bringing with it winds up to 185 miles per hour, while Texas and Louisiana continue to reel from the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey. On Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, Irma's eye has been forecast to cross the northern Leeward Islands, east of Puerto Rico, while hurricane warning are in affect from there to the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. According to the National Hurricane Center, Irma is a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane and that it was “the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic (Ocean) outside the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico in NHC records.”

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