People make threads for dead celebrities, so I might as well make a thread for this.
Last Tuesday, the NWS reported Hurricane Irma was expected to make landfall in the Caribbean and possibly South Florida, at a category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale and with wind speeds at over 185 miles per hour. This already makes it the strongest ever hurricane in the Atlantic ocean and one of the most powerful ever recorded.
States of Emergency have been declared and mandatory evacuations are currently being sent out throughout Florida. With wind speeds like this and the threat of flooding, uprooted trees, and irreparably destroyed homes in coastal cities, even if it's level is downgraded it will still be a threat to the places it hits (especially to Turkey Point Nuclear Power Station.)
Also of note, this storm is directly after Hurricane Harvey and right before the upcoming Tropical Storms Jose and Katia (also in the Atlantic), which is, like, super fun. All I can really hope is that people in the affected areas come out safe.