Hurricane Irma is set to impact south Florida in the next several days. The authorities have announced their warnings to locals in Florida, in preparedness to the natural disaster that is coming its way.
@JoelNihlean, a follower of Holthaus, put the images together in one GIF.
And the size difference is undeniable, and ominous.
On the left, Hurricane Andrew (1992).
On the right, Hurricane Irma (today).
(images to scale) pic.twitter.com/JCdxuP0tqm
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 7, 2017
I combined the images of Hurricane Andrew (1992) & Hurricane Irma (today) at scale in a gif. Irma is a damn leviathan. pic.twitter.com/4HEw1NNxxd
— Joel 🌮 (@JoelNihlean) September 7, 2017
Irma had been downgraded to a Category 4 storm on Sept. 7th, however, the danger is the same: Flooding and Wind destruction for residents of Florida.
Devastation had already been witnessed in Caribbean islands, like Barbuda.
FEMA officials are predicting that Irma will be devastating to the US, according to BBC report.
September 8 forecast from NOAA: