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“Monster” Irma Is Now The Strongest Atlantic Hurricane On Record As Florida Preps For “Catastrophe”

“Monster” Irma Is Now The Strongest Atlantic Hurricane On Record As Florida Preps For “Catastrophe”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 5, 2017 8:28 AM

Update 3: The Irma hits just keep on coming, with the NHC Atlantic Ops twitter page reporting moments ago that as of this moment, Irma is now the stronger hurricane in the Atlantic basin outside of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico in NHC records.

According to Bloomberg, Irma’s current path – headed straight for Florida – has prompted the state to prepare for the “catastrophic” system. Unlike Harvey, which caused widespread damage, power outages and flooding and taking almost a fifth of U.S. oil refining capacity offline, Irma is a bigger threat to agriculture, with orange juice futures surging.

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