The U.S. Navy sent the aircraft carrier “Abraham Lincoln” in the region where it is expected the impact of hurricane “Irma” to, if necessary, to provide assistance, reports Reuters.
“Abraham Lincoln”, accompanied by the amphibious assault ship “Iwo Jima” and the transport dock “new York” movement began on Friday 8 September. Soon these ships will be joined by a destroyer.
“These vessels are capable of providing medical support, communications with the public, Maritime security, expeditionary logistic support, air support with the use of medium and heavy aircraft,” — said in a statement.
National center for prevention of storms USA originally named “Irma” maximum fifth category. It was subsequently lowered to fourth. Gusts reach 250 kilometers per hour, he has already killed 18 people.
“Irma” stronger than the storm “Harvey”, which hit in late August on the South-Eastern coast of the United States. According to the latest data, then the result of the disaster killed 70 people, the damage caused Texas authorities have estimated 150-180 billion.