Irma in Cuba; Hurricane Jose Nears Caribbean


Above: the path of Hurricane Jose

By the Caribbean Journal staff

As Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba and headed to Florida, another hurricane got closer to the Caribbean on Friday: Hurricane Jose.

Hurricane Jose was about 265 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands on late Friday evening, with a hurricane warning in effect for Barbuda, Anguilla, St Maarten, St Martin and St Barth.

A hurricane watch was in effect for Antigua, while a tropical storm warning was in effect for Antigua, Saba and St Eustatius.

Jose is currently a category 4 hurricane, with winds near 155 miles per hour with higher gusts.

A potential positive? The storm is tracking to blow north into the Atlantic, but it’s still not clear how much damage it could inflict on an area already seriously reeling from Irma.

The current path of Irma.

As for Irma, while it was tracking to Florida and Cuba, it still threatened parts of the Bahamas, with a hurricane warning still in effect for the Central Bahamas and Ragged Island along with the Northwestern Bahamas.



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