Sept 4 (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma, barreling towards the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced themselves.

Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in preparation for the intensifying storm that could pummel the area with life-threatening wind, storm surges and torrential rain by Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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  1. I have been checking on Tropical Storm Irma for the last several days — now Category 4 (5?) Hurricane Irma — and its projected path. Why? Because now for the last 3-4 days Texas is hurting pretty badly with gasoline shortages and EMPTY gas stations. People are suddenly realizing just how utterly dependent our daily lives are on petroleum, oil, etc. 😲

    Imagine that.

    Back on Aug. 24-26 with full tanks in automobiles and some additional gas tanks, but were trying our best to conserve and conserve TIGHTLY. It may not be sufficient if Irma does indeed enter the Gulf of Mexico, and worse, the Texas coast again. :/

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