Satellites show Hurricane Katia crawling to the Mexico coast

Satellites show Hurricane Katia crawling to the Mexico coast

Hurricane Irma destroyed 90 percent of the tiny island of Barbuda (above) when it made landfall early on Wednesday. Storms of Category 3 and above are defined as major hurricanes.

Irma has the lowest minimum pressure in its lifetime of an Atlantic hurricane on record, outside of the western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

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Georgia is bracing for potentially far-flung impacts from Hurricane Irma, which forecasters say could swamp the coast with storm surge near Savannah and topple trees and power lines in Atlanta.

The National Hurricane Center predicts little movement for Katia over the next few days, but the forecast suggested it would become a hurricane before drifting toward the coast of the Mexican state of Veracruz on Thursday.

Katia has maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour, and forecasters say it is likely to strengthen. The National Hurricane Center says Irma made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba late Friday and has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. Tropical-storm-force winds extend out 70 miles.

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Unlike Hurricane Irma's path, Hurricane Jose is forecast to move north and away from Puerto Rico and remain in the Atlantic Ocean, avoiding numerous chains of Caribbean islands that Irma has wrecked.

Jose is heading for the Caribbean and models then show it veering to the north before Puerto Rico.

Katia spins in the Gulf of Mexico and will strengthen and Hurricane Jose is behind Irma about 1,060 kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles.

- Watches and warnings: A hurricane warning is in effect for Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde. It rapidly weakened further over land into a tropical storm.

Will Hurricane Katia hit Texas? This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in the mountains.

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