According to the NHC , Category 5 storms bring "catastrophic damage. The skeleton of a boat drifts in St. By the next day, as it approached Cuba, it was Category 3 storm. The NHC says the maximum sustained winds from Camille are unknown for the same reasons as Andrew, but estimates put the wind speed at around 200 mph near the Mississippi coast.
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NASA video shows 10 days of Irma in 30 seconds. Martin on September 11.
French soldiers patrol St. Irma damage is seen in St. Now, as Irma heads northwest, Florida and nearby islands in the Caribbean are bracing for what could be an historic impact. Martin on September 12. Damaged cars are seen on a St. Hurricanes that are Category 3 and higher are classified as "major hurricanes because of their potential for significant loss of life and damage.
Martin, on Tuesday, September 12. Irma ruined these vehicles in St. People survey damage in Marigot on September 7.
Martin on Wednesday, September 6. A man walks on a St.
A boat rests in a cemetery after Irma tore through Marigot, St. Broken palm trees are scattered on a Marigot beach on September 6. Maarten on September 11. Hurricane Camille: Story highlights Only three Category 5 hurricanes have ever made landfall in the US Hurricane Irma, with sustained winds of 180 mph, could be one of the strongest.
People line up for supplies in St. Storm surge brings water back to Tampa Bay. The storm blew over Florida and made landfall again in Louisiana, after which it weakened and lost its status as a hurricane.
Hurricane Irma leaves trail of devastation. Hurricanes weren't given individual names until 1953 , so you may have not heard of the unnamed 'Labor Day' hurricane of 1935. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months.