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It was just a while ago that the hurricane Harvey caused disastrous events for Huston city in Dallas. Now, Irma, another hurricane is getting closer to Florida and Carrabin.

Sustained winds around Irma have gone down only slightly to 175mph so it is still a major category five hurricane and is maintaining its west northwestwards track at a steady 16mph.

As you know hurricanes are rated from 1 to 5 based on the speed of the winds.

Number 5 has the highest wind speed. Irma has passed just north of Puerto Rico overnight and will pass just north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday, bringing flooding rains, strong winds and a storm surge of around five feet, around 10 inches (25cm) of rain, perhaps 15 inches (up to 40cm) and destructive winds.

Damaging winds, coastal flooding, torrential rainfall and storm surge are the issues along with the loss of power.

Evacuation orders have been issued to 5.6 million people in Florida - more than a quarter of the state's population. For many residents, it will bring back memories of Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Irma is already much larger than Andrew, swelling to more than 800 miles across and as big as a hurricane can physically get.

Although it will not hit Florida, another large hurricane - Jose - is following Irma. Jose is not far behind Irma and is expected to strengthen to a category five hurricane with winds of more than 157 mph.

Other than hurricanes and all the messy things coming with them there was another natural disaster happening in Mexico on Sep.9.2017.

At least 60 people have died in the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in 100 years - including a baby whose ventilator stopped working when a hospital suffered a power cut.

Tsunami waves hit the southern coast of Mexico after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck shortly before midnight local time.

Multiple aftershocks ranged between 4.5 and 5.7 in magnitude, the US Geological Survey said.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said the quake was the biggest his country had seen in a century.

"Homes, schools, and hospitals have been damaged," state governor Manuel Velasco said. People in the capital, Mexico City, ran out into the street in their pajamas after the tremor shook buildings.

"I had never been anywhere where the earth moved so much," said 31-year-old architect Luis Carlos Briceno, who is visiting Mexico City. "At first I laughed, but when the lights went out I didn't know what to do. I nearly fell over."

Hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis are all natural disasters that can happen anytime and cause major damages. Unfortunately with all the technology we have they still can hurt us and get humans lives.


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