Hurricane “Irma” in the Atlantic has intensified to category five

Hurricane “Irma” in the Atlantic has intensified to category five

Moscow. September 5. INTERFAX.RU — Formed in the Atlantic ocean hurricane “Irma” reached the fifth category of capacity on a five-point Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the national center for prevention of storms USA.

Previously, it was reported that the storm had reached category four.

“Irma” is moving to the Islands of the Caribbean sea, the wind speed reaches 281 km/h. the Fifth category is estimated by meteorologists as “extremely dangerous.”

Preparing for the hurricane in Puerto Rico, Cuba and in the U.S. state of Florida. In particular, the eve of the Governor Florida Rick Scott announced the state of emergency.

“In Florida we always prepare for the worst and hope for the best, and since the exact direction of Irma is unknown at this time, we cannot prepare for it,” — said in a statement, Scott.

Emergency mode introduced the Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello, canceled classes in schools and universities.

The administration of Puerto Rico has prepared a 456 shelters that can accommodate more than 62 thousand people, and procured food for more than $65 million to distribute it to the residents, who may suffer from the accident.