Hurricane Irma: Storms Could Eventually Make Some Islands Uninhabitable

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As of this morning, Irma remains a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 180 miles per hour and gusts to 220 miles per hour.

"The back veranda was blown off, which also pulled down part of the wall in one of the bedrooms".

"We have never had a storm like this come through here before, so we don't really know what to expect, but based on what we have seen on TV from Saint Martin and Barbuda, we're really hoping that it doesn't hit us that hard", he said.

Significant damage is also being reported in the Dutch section.

He says he last spoke with people in the Turks and Caicos the day before Irma hit.

She said airlines have said there's no flights available. "They are getting nowhere".

Chamberlain said she plans to check on their flight Saturday while Loren's family is trying to get a charter flight to pick them up.

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Richard Allan, a professor of climate science at Reading University, said hurricanes were likely to get worse as the oceans warmed due to the climate change caused by greenhouse gases.

Irma is sucking water from shorelines and pulling it into the eye of the storm as it charts a path to the Florida coast. "Recognizing too that they can't get here".

Chamberlain livestreamed her experience waiting out Hurricane Irma on September 6 and 7.

While some are saying that this is a sign that a tsunami is going to happen, there is actually another explanation for the lack of ocean.

The four are scheduled to return to Calgary Sept. 16 via WestJet.

"Sometimes they need a physical therapist or an occupational therapist, whatever it might be", said Joe Rich, founder of 1 World Foundation.

"They were so nervous and frightened by what was coming their way".

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