Only a few days after Hurricane Harvey poured record rainfall on Houston, Texas, and the surrounding area - damaging tens of thousands of homes and claiming at least 60 lives - eyes are turning to the building Hurricane Irma.
The hurricane is proceeding over the Atlantic towards Florida, and according to Nasa:
Irma is an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days.
Its tied for the second strongest storm ever observed in the Atlantic.
Taylor Trogdon is a senior scientist at the National Hurricane Center, and he tweeted about Irma's satellite imagery.
His harrowing words have obviously not gone down well on Twitter:
Trogdon has tweeted and retweeted some other pieces of advice for those in the path of Irma:
A Hurricane Warning is currently in effect for:
- Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis
- Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten
- Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy
- British Virgin Islands
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra
- Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with Haiti
It's not currently known which trajectory Irma will take and whether it will make landfall on Florida, but it's certainly concerning for residents.