Category 4 Irma Battering Florida Keys, Likely to Hit St. Petersburg after Trajectory Change

  • National Hurricane Center has said that the Category 4 storm Hurricane Irma has already started battering Florida Keys. Late Saturday, leading edge of Hurricane Irma shifted its trajectory to the west and is likely to hit St. Petersburg, which hasn’t taken a head-on blow of any heavy storm for over a century. Though the initial landfall of Irma was estimated to be at Miami or Tampa, it is now likely to hit St. Petersburg and Clearwater in the US. Reports say Irma is now moving at a speed of 120 mph and is continuing its movement to the north at around 6 mph.

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