Amazing doesn’t quite sum up the sheer power of Hurricane Irma, as the world watches the former Category 5 hurricane continue wreaking its destruction in the southeast after slamming into Florida twice as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday.
To sum it up, via CBSNews.com:
The monster hurricane that hit the Florida Keys on Sunday as a Category 4 storm was downgraded to tropical storm status as it finally pushed its way out of the state and into Georgia, where it caused more misery. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said early Tuesday that Irma had become a post-tropical cyclone and was expected to move northwest through the southeastern U.S. toward the Tennessee Valley, weakening as it goes.
These images do little justice to the scale of this storm and the destruction that it left behind before moving on to Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, seemingly at once due to its 400-mile span. But thought I’d post a few for the history we are watching unfold, while reports from friends and family in Florida start to roll out. We’re just getting started in the infrastructure rebuild that this will spark in the Sunshine State.