I have the pleasure of living on the Alabama Gulf Coast and will be providing an insight to what Hurricane Irma will look like from our point of view.
I also share the same living area as the Best Weatherman On The Planet, Alan Sealls of WKRG News 5. Hopefully our power and other utilities stay on so I am able to provide you with the most current local information about the storm.
I am a believer in Jesus Christ and believe that we must cast all our worries on Him but be aware of the situation at hand, and to do what is mandated if they call for an evacuation due to the seriousness.
Below is the most current information from Weather.com and ABC News:
Hurricane Irma is now hammering parts of the Bahamas and Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane.
Hurricane watches and warnings have been issued for parts of Florida.
Hurricane warnings have also been issued for portions of the Bahamas and Cuba.
Irma will likely make a direct hit on South Florida this weekend as at least a Category 4 hurricane.
Parts of Georgia and the Carolinas could then be struck by Irma early next week.
Hurricane Irma, a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane, is now hammering parts of the Bahamas and Cuba, and will turn its fury on Florida in what is likely to be the state’s strongest hurricane strike since Charley 13 years ago.
Hurricane Irma is now forecast to hit the Florida Keys as a Category 5 storm.
“Obviously Hurricane Irma continues to be a threat that is going to devastate the United States,” Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said at a press conference Friday morning. “We’re going to have a couple rough days.”
Irma was downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 4 storm early Friday morning. As of 5 p.m. Eastern Time, the storm was moving west at 12 mph and located 345 miles southeast of Miami.
The National Hurricane Center cautioned that Irma is “extremely dangerous,” with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, which are strong enough to uproot trees, bring down power poles and rip off the roofs and some exterior walls of well-built frame homes.
People that fear the storm coming, read Mark 4:35-41. It is written, “And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
God Bless you all!
-Steve Allen, Jr.