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Hurricane Irma sucks water from beaches in Bahamas

Hurricane Irma sucks water from beaches in Bahamas

Basically, in the case of Irma, the power and the pressure have combined in such a way that the "bulge" effect is sucking the Atlantic ocean into its vortex.

The footage shows dry land as far as the eye can see as Irma passed just south of Long Island.

"I am in disbelief right now..." she wrote.

Hurricane Irma is a violent Atlantic storm that's began in the Caribbean Islands on Wednesday and has since made its way across Cuba, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is now wreaking havoc on Florida. On the northwest side of the island, it would be blowing the water away from the shoreline.

Instead, the Long Island shoreline that was swept away with Hurricane Irma was expected to gradually return to Long Island on Sunday afternoon, without great force.




Meteorologist Angela Fritz writing in the Washington Post said: "Basically, Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it's sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm".

Fortunately, Fritz explained the phenomenon isn't a sign of a tsunami, which pull water from the shore before crashing back into it.

The person who took the video is seen walking along the dry ocean floor which is covered in large shells. You know they happen theoretically, but the chances of seeing the most extraordinary weather phenomena are slim to none.

Two fatalities have been confirmed, and the National Hurricane Centre has been warning residents of the potential for massive storm surge taking over the streets.

Irma made landfall over the Florida Keys Sunday morning as a category 4 storm.

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