A look at Hurricane Irma's first landfall by the numbers
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- Hurricane Irma has already had a devastating impact on the Caribbean Islands after making landfall on Wednesday. At least three people have died while two others were seriously injured in the islands of St. Barts and St. Martin.
Here are the latest numbers behind the devastation Hurricane Irma is leaving behind:
- The last time there were three hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean was 2010
- Irma is sustaining maximum winds of 185 mph (the threshold for a Category 5 storm is 157 mph)
- Puerto Rico could lose power for 4 to 6 months
- 300,000 people lost power by early Wednesday afternoon in Puerto Rico, according to Puerto Rico's power services
- 4,000 people in Puerto Rico have lost water service
- Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp of the US Virgin Islands ordered a 36-hour curfew
- Storm surges up to 20 feet are possible at Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas
- Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered 7,000 National Guard troops to report for duty Friday morning
- 1,000 National Guard soldiers are already on duty in Florida
- The U.S. has only been hit with more than one Category 4 hurricane in the same season one other time in 1915.
- The prime minister of Barbuda says the island is 90 percent destroyed
- This is the second time a hurricane has maintained speeds of 185 mph for more than 24 hours. The last time this occurred was during a 2013 typhoon in Philippines that killed 6,000 people.