Hurricane Harvey made landfall last week and devastated Houston and the surrounding areas. Just as people were beginning to assess the damage, they were warned of another storm forming over the Atlantic Ocean. This one could be even more devastating than Harvey. The good news, at least for the Houston area, is that the Gulf Coast may be spared.
The not-so-good news is that people in Florida and along the East Coast are not expected to be so lucky. Hurricane Irma is expected to hit the United States at the end of the week and, if predictions come true, could be one of the most devastating storms to make landfall in several decades.
The hurricane, currently listed as a Category 3 storm, was expected to continue gathering strength. It is anticipated to reach Category 4 level and perhaps even higher by the time it hits the United States. If the storm reaches epic proportions, whole cities could be devastated and even destroyed. People who reside on the East Coast are being told to prepare for what could be a dangerous and severe storm.
Residents that are in the anticipated path of the storm should keep an eye on its path. Instructions may be given by officials as the storm gets closer to the coast. People who live in its path should follow these instructions, especially as they pertain to evacuations.
If you are injured in Pensacola or elsewhere in Northern Florida, reach out to our team of experienced attorneys. We will review the details of your accident and advise you of your legal options.