Updates: Hurricanes in and around the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma strengthened and made landfall in Cuba as a Category 5 storm, as millions of Florida residents were ordered to evacuate after the storm killed 22 people in the eastern Caribbean and left destruction in its wake.

by

    Hurricane Irma strengthened and made landfall in Cuba as a Category 5 storm, as millions of Florida residents were ordered to evacuate after the storm killed 22 people in the eastern Caribbean and left destruction in its wake.

    Irma ravaged small islands in the northeastern Caribbean, including Barbuda, Saint Martin and the British and US Virgin Islands, flattening homes and hospitals and ripping down trees.

    But even as they came to grips with the massive destruction, residents of the islands faced the threat of another major storm, Hurricane Jose.

    Meanwhile, Hurricane Katia appeared to weaken as it headed towards Mexico.

    Al Jazeera's Meteorologist Everton Fox explains.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    On the anniversary of UN Resolution 242, Al Jazeera explores the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise.

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Some key moments in the life of the man who led his country from independence in 1980 until November 21, 2017.

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    In the US, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Thursday, November 23.