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Published On: Fri, Sep 8th, 2017

Hurricane Irma track LIVE: Watch Hurricane Irma's path mapped in real time


The interactive map above tracks the predicted path of the three major hurricanes that have developed in the Atlantic Basin – , Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Katia.

Hurricane Irma, the deadliest so far, has killed at least 14 people and left hundreds more injured in the Caribbean.

Thousands of people have been left without shelter and in need of aid as the cyclone passed over the West Indies and Leeward Islands earlier this week.

Irma developed into a terrifying category 5 hurricane just before it slammed into the island of Barbuda in the early morning hours of Wednesday.

Unfortunately the island was completely razed to the ground, with 95 per cent of Barbuda’s structures destroyed.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda said in the aftermath: “Barbuda is literally rubble.”

At least nine people have died on the French controlled St Martin, where the island was levelled to the ground. French authorities said several people are still missing.

The hurricane has since steadily moved across the Caribbean in a westward direction, at an average speed of around 16 mph (26 km/h).

Irma caused even more damage as it hit Anguilla and St Kitts and Nevis, with its centre passing over the Virgin Islands.

On Thursday the colossal storm pummelled the northern face of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, tearing down houses and eroding the coastline.

More than one million people were plunged into darkness when the storm skirted Puerto Rico earlier on Thursday, causing widespread flooding and devastation. At least three people were killed on the island.

After passing over the Turks and Caicos islands, the hurricane is now on track to batter the Bahamas and Cuba.

By Saturday morning, the National Hurricane Center predicts that the storm will make a turn and head for the coast of Florida.

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency is expecting at least 100,000 residents of Florida to be left without shelter over the next few days.

Significant parts of Florida could be stranded without access to electricity for several days or longer.



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