Hurricane Irma may be on the way, but it’s not going to be a fair go for the Floridians who have endured the storm’s aftermath.
A report from the University of Miami says that the state could experience as many as 12.6 million deaths and 2.9 million injuries, with some of the worst-hit areas being in the eastern part of the state.
The U.S. Geological Survey predicts that more than 70 percent of Florida will be hit by Irma by the time it passes.
Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm with winds of 185 miles per hour, is headed to the Florida Keys with sustained winds of 190 miles perhour.
A NOAA hurricane tracker shows Irma as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds near 110 mph.
The hurricane is expected to bring rain, winds and storm surges that could make landfall as far south as South Carolina.
Hurricane Maria was a Category 1 storm, but has since weakened to a Category 3 storm with wind speeds of 140 mph.
In a report published on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center predicted that Irma could bring heavy rainfall and wind gusts of up to 80 mph.
Hurricane Jose is forecast to hit Florida in the early morning hours of Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and wind winds of up for as much as 70 mph.