The national centre for monitoring hurricanes USA Friday, September 8, lowered with maximum fifth to fourth (on the Saffir-Simpson scale) category of danger of hurricane «Irma» approaching the Florida coast.
Currently, the «Irma» is moving along the North-Eastern part of the Bahamas. The wind speed in the center of the hurricane reaches 70 meters per second.
It is expected that the hurricane «Irma» will reach the Florida coast by Sunday, September 10, and Monday will reach the coast of Georgia.
According to experts, «Irma» is one of the most powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic ocean in the entire history of observations. As a result of the hurricane was already destroyed many houses on the Islands of Saint barthélemy, St. Martin and Barbuda. Killed at least 13 people, more than 100 injured and injuries.
Reduction of hazard category from the fifth to the fourth means that the potential damage in Florida and Georgia as a result of hurricane can be huge, but not catastrophic.