Hurricane bears down on quake-rattled Mexico


This photo provided by Caribbean Buzz shows the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Irma Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in the U.S. Virgin Islands The death toll from Hurricane Irma has risen to 22 as the storm continues its destructive path through the Caribbean.

Cameras on the @Space_Station peered over two major hurricanes today: #Jose & #Irma.

Georgia hasn't been hit by a hurricane with winds Category 3 or higher since 1898.

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared temperature data on Hurricane Jose on September 8 at 12:53 a.m. EDT (0453 UTC).

Katia is moving toward the west-southwest near 3 miles per hour (6 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue until the system makes landfall within the hurricane warning area by early Saturday, Sept. 9. A slower west-northwestward motion is expected during the next couple of days.

Here's what you should know about Tropical Storm Irma and its trajectory.

To the east, Katia spins in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to strengthen as it begins moving toward the coast.

Jose's maximum sustained winds are near 85 miles per hour with stronger gusts.

Hurricane scientists say they've "never seen anything like this in the modern record".

Katia was a smaller hurricane in comparison to more risky Irma and Jose.

According to meteorologists the last time there were three active hurricanes in the Atlantic at the same time was September 2010.

At least 38 people have died after Irma ravaged the Caribbean this week, destroying buildings and uprooting trees on its catastrophic path toward Florida.

After Hurricane Harvey's damage's estimated approaching the 100 billion dollar range, Irma has the potential to match or exceed those estimates.

This is the first time on record that the Atlantic has had two hurricanes with winds of more than 150 miles per hour at the same time, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said. It will get uncomfortably close to the northern Leeward Islands, which just faced the wrath of Irma.