Hurricane Irma, the largest and strongest hurricane to ever form in the Atlantic, has ravaged through the Carribean over the past few days. It has reached Florida and battered the state with its robust winds and flooding waters.
However, many people were left baffled when miles of ocean waters disappeared in the shorelines. This phenomenon happened in various locations where the hurricane is expected to batter.
Hurricane Irma sucked out miles of ocean waters in the Bahamas.
The strong hurricane is leaving flat expanses of land where water used to be. The bad thing about this is, the waters will eventually come back as strong and life-threatening storm surge.
Category 5 Hurricane Irma is the largest one to ever form over the Atlantic Ocean.
In the Bahamas, one of the top destinations, Long Island, has experienced the hurricane’s wrath. However, before the hurricane unleashed its strength over the island, the ocean went missing. In fact, a viral video uploaded by user @Kaydi_K, has shown miles and miles of the ocean waters disappearing.
Here’s a report by Unilad regarding the viral video:
Florida also experienced the same phenomenon. This time, in the famous Tampa Bay, the shoreline has dried out. People were even seen walking on the ocean floor, even though the waters could rush back at any moment.
National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Rogers told USA Today, this phenomena is called reverse storm surge. This happens when the winds of the hurricane push the water away from the shore.
Tampa Bay in Florida was dried out hours before the hurricane hit the area.
What is a reverse storm surge?
A storm surge occurs when the waters are pushed toward the shoreline by strong winds. In what transpired in the Bahamas and Florida, however, it’s called reverse storm surge.
The hurricane’s winds swirl in a counterclockwise motion, and this has lead to the northeast wind direction across the Gulf Coast of Florida. Since the hurricane had robust winds and power, the water had nowhere to go but away from the coast.
This would last for just a short period because water will come back as strong storm surges, which is potentially-fatal. The residents were advised to stay on higher grounds and avoid walking on the dried ocean floors.
Eventually, the waters came back to the shores, leading to flooding over the Bahamas and Florida during the hurricane’s wrath.
Florida experienced one of the worst storm surges in history, flooding major streets.
Aerial Footage Shows Pyongyang, North Korea Is Suspiciously Empty
Is the country preparing for another missile test?
Judging from the footage we shared below, it looks like the North Korean capital of Pyongyang has completely been abandoned by its residents. This aerial video recently made rounds on social media and netizens have since felt suspicious about the mystery.
Aram Pan, a pilot from Singapore, captured the footage from his plane and we see a chilling top-view footage of an empty city. Aram is part of the DPRK360 project which aims to discover more information about North Korea by posting photos and videos online.
As you will see, Pyongyang practically looks like a ‘ghost town’ as its streets and public places are visibly empty. ...
US Facing Teacher Shortage Crisis, Turns To Philippines For Help
The Philippines is an ideal country to hire teachers as they speak English fluently.
The U.S. is facing a nationwide teacher shortage that has prompted many schools to hire foreign teachers, particularly those who are from the Philippines. The crisis resulted as President Donald Trump planned to reduce the budget on federal programs that have been helping schools and teachers.
The shortage of teachers in different school districts is expected to worsen this year, as explained in a report by NBC News. For instance, Clark County school district suffered from a crisis of special education teachers that more than 81 teachers were brought from the Philippines.
The Philippines is considered an ideal country to hire teachers.
40 Devastating Photos of Hurricane Irma’s Destruction You Wish Weren’t True
All of these show how truly scary Irma is.
Recently, humanity’s strength was put into test after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and some parts of Louisiana. While everyone was still recovering from the disaster, a new one in the form of Hurricane Irma came. This time around, though, it was a lot stronger and larger than Harvey.
Irma’s arrival forced the entire Caribbean – and other states from the southernmost part – to declare a crisis. It reportedly destroyed at least 95 percent of Barbuda, Saint Martin, and the British Virgin Islands. Some people were stranded while others were left homeless. Even more, access to electricity, water supply, and phone service was impossible.
At the time of this writing, there were already 10 reported deaths caused by Hurricane Irma. Both Cuba and the Bahamas were already advised to brace for impact, while the entire state of Florida was advised for complete evacuation. ...