Americans Stranded in Caribbean as Hurricane Jose Grows

As of Sunday night more than 3 million Floridians were without power as Hurricane Irma continues to pummel the western coast of the Sunshine State.

Early Sunday morning Irma upgraded again to a CAT 4 storm after entering the warm waters off the Florida Keys.

It has since been downgraded again as it tears along the coastal island toward Tampa on its way northward toward the panhandle and on to Tennessee.

And just when things seemed to be at its worst, yet another major hurricane is gaining steam to the east of Bermuda, already at a CAT 3.

Hurricane Jose is projected to track westward toward Florida in the next week.

While several tracks show it spinning off into the north Atlantic, others show it slamming head-on into Miami.

What’s fairly certain is that it will run through the Bermuda islands where thousands of American tourists are already stranded from the devastation left by Irma.

Here’s more from Redstate…

The popular Caribbean tourist destination island of Saint Maarten was left devastated in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and now we know via the U.S. consulate that almost 6,000 Americans have been left stranded.

As residents of the island begin to rebuild, the U.S. Consulate General in Curacao is working on ways to get Americans out via boat or air.

In the meantime, visitors and residents, regardless of citizenship, are left without power and clean water.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told the AP the storm “caused wide-scale destruction of infrastructure, houses and businesses.”

“There is no power, no gasoline, no running water. Houses are under water, cars are floating through the streets, inhabitants are sitting in the dark in ruined houses and are cut off from the outside world,” he said.

To make matters worse, a new hurricane, Jose, has developed in the Atlantic and is tracking to hit Saint Maarten, as well as other islands already destroyed by Irma, as recovery efforts are just beginning.

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