I wouldn't normally post a severe weather alert, but because Hurricane Irma has the potential to become the strongest hurricane in recorded history I have decided it's better to be safe than sorry. Please prepare accordingly and prepare to evacuate if possible. Alert all friends and family in that area.
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"Hurricane Allen hit 190 mph in 1980, a record for modern-day storms, while 2005's Wilma, 1988's Gilbert and a 1935 storm hitting the Florida Keys all had 185 mph winds."
"If Irma hits the Florida Straits, the water there is warm enough that the already “intense” storm could become much worse with wind speeds potentially reaching 225 mph, Emanuel warned."