Hurricane Irma Returns Water To Bahamas Beach

ViralHogPublished: September 10, 2017426 plays$0.69 earned
Published: September 10, 2017

The waters from the Atlantic Ocean have returned to the beaches of Long Island in the Bahama archipelago on September 9, after Hurricane Irma literally sucked all the water to the middle of the ocean with its Category 3 winds on Saturday.

A storm surge is a coastal flood or tsunami-like phenomenon of rising water commonly associated with low pressure weather systems (such as tropical cyclones and strong extratropical cyclones), the severity of which is affected by the shallowness and orientation of the water body relative to storm path, and the timing of tides. Most casualties during tropical cyclones occur as the result of storm surges.

As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, the water between the storm's center and the shoreline bulged. Mighty winds whipped the Atlantic Ocean into a mound. Extraordinarily low pressures allowed it to rise even higher. This bulge, the storm surge, took up so much water that long stretches of the Caribbean coast went dry.

Footage from just the previous day shows this exact beach during the eye of the storm, showing the bottom of what is here a beautiful blue water to be just wet sand and a few conch shells here and there. No water can be seen up until the horizon.

Nature’s wrath at its finest.

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      BroncoBob · 1 year ago

      That was nice of Irma, she sucked all the water out and sucked it all back in. Good girl.