Katia weakens to a tropical depression as it moves into Mexico

Katia weakens to a tropical depression as it moves into Mexico

Hurricane Katia: Hurricane Katie is a smaller, but still unsafe, hurricane spinning in the Gulf of Mexico just of the eastern coast of Mexico.

"Jose joined Irma in reaching 150 miles per hour winds Friday, the first time on record the Atlantic has seen two storms that intense at same time", according to USA Today.

Hurricane season is in full swing and we have three devastating hurricanes now swirling through the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

"Never seen anything like this in the modern record", he said on Twitter.

It is the first time since 2010 that three Atlantic hurricanes have existed at the same time.

NHC scientist Eric Blake said: 'It is unparalleled here and totally ridiculous given the scale of Irma.

"We are in peak hurricane season", said Met Office spokesman Graham Madge.

They come after Hurricane Harvey killed about 60 people and caused property damage estimated at $180 billion after pummeling the coasts of Texas and Louisiana with torrential rain and severe flooding.

'I have little doubt Irma will go down as one of the most infamous in Atlantic hurricane history'.

It is expected to maintain its strength as it approaches the Turks and Caicos and Bahamas, then Florida.

Currently, meteorologists believe Irma will still be a Category 4 storm-with winds between 130 and 156 miles per hour-when it reaches Florida. The storm damaged about 95% of the buildings on the island, Prime Minister Gaston Browne said.

A Hurricane Watch could be required for portions of the Mexican state of Veracruz later today.

It made landfall near beach resort of Tecolutla in Veracruz.

Katia has "worrying characteristics" because it is very slow-moving and could dump a lot of rain on areas that have been saturated in recent weeks, according to Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services.

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