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University Of Miami Cancels Classes Due To Hurricane Irma

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Due to the incoming Hurricane Irma, the University of Miami has decided cancel classes at Coral Gables and Marine Campuses for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Coming on the heels of the devastation that was Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma approaches Florida as a Category 5 storm.

Irma is moving fast towards northeastern Caribbean island, threatening to hit Antigua, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center calls this storm “potentially catastrophic.” The storm may even hit the US mainland after moving over the Caribbean.

On Tuesday morning, Irma was traveling west with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph, which is quite a bit more the 157 mph threshold for a Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. At the time, the hurricane was 225 miles east of Antigua and Barbuda, according to the hurricane center.

By late Tuesday or early Wednesday, Irma is expected near or over Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Anguilla, according to the storm’s forecast track.

The hurricane center advised those living in the affected areas to make preparations immediately to protect your life and property.

The hurricane center’s Michael Brennan said,”We could see storm surges of 7 to 11 feet — that’s certainly life-threatening — and very, very heavy flooding rainfall.” He also warned that winds in the far northeastern Caribbean islands would cause massive damage next to the eye wall.

At this time, the University of Miami’s main campus has yet to cancel classes, although we expect that decision to be made soon.

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