Hurricane Irma as it appeared on Sept. 5, 2017. Photo: NOAA

Some states in the southern U.S. still in cleanup mode after Hurricane Harvey have a new, and potentially more threatening, weather worry. According to, Hurricane Irma is poised to take aim at Florida this weekend and carve a path into mainland states such as Georgia and North and South Carolina early next week.

Hurricane Irma has been measured as a Category 5 storm and is reportedly the strongest hurricane to ever be measured in the Atlantic Ocean. Irma has already pounded its way across islands in the Caribbean, resulting in serious damage and loss of life.





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