• Tatum Williams

Jose becomes fifth hurricane of 2017


2017 just got its fifth hurricane. With people still suffering the after-effects of Hurricane Harvey, and Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma, a third hurricane is making its way to the United States.

Hurricane Jose became a category 1 hurricane on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2017, with speeds up to 75 miles per hour; on Thursday, it strengthened to a category 3 hurricane with winds up to 120 miles per hour and is expected to potentially reach a category 4.

According to the Washington Post, the strengthening Hurricane Jose is currently 700 miles from the northern Lesser Antilles and is making its way there at a speed of 18 miles per hour; it is expected to arrive at the islands on Saturday. These islands, which were also damaged by Hurricane Irma, are located in the extreme southeastern Carribean, just north of the South American coast of Venezuela.

According to The Washington Post, "Tropical storm watches were issued slightly farther west for Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius — areas less likely to be seriously affected." Hurricane Jose is currently around 700