Hurricanes Jose & Katia Could Also Make Landfall

This satellite image obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows (L-R) Category 1, Hurricane Katia; Category 5, Hurricane Irma and, Category 1, Hurricane Jose at 1300UTC on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NOAA/RAMMB / Jose ROMERO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / NOAA/RAMMB” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS JOSE ROMERO/AFP/Getty Images

Irma isn’t the only hurricane that’s roaring in the Atlantic.

Just as monstrous Category 5 Irma takes aim on Florida, Hurricane Jose reached major hurricane status Thursday evening in the Atlantic Ocean, while Katia is threatening to barrel into Mexico.

This is the first time in 7 years that three hurricanes have spun in the Atlantic Basin at the same time, according to Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach.

Jose could actually slam into some of the same Caribbean islands that were flattened by Irma just a few days ago, the National Hurricane Center said. A hurricane watch has been posted for Antigua and Barbuda, parts of which sustained catastrophic damage from Irma.

Torrential rainfall from the hurricane could produce “life-threatening flooding” by Saturday across both islands,.

As of 5 p.m. ET Thursday, Jose was located about 590 miles east of the Lesser Antilles islands, and had maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, making it a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity.

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Source: USA Today

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