Hurricane Irma Drains Oceans In Bizarre Phenomenon That's Panicking Residents
Strange spectacle as storm leaves coast without water
In a bizarre weather phenomenon following Hurricane Irma, witnesses are reporting that beaches across Flordia and the Bahamas being totally drained of water.
The strange spectacle is seeing water being drained away from shores leaving stranded sea life and fears of more impending devastation.
The powerful storm has left over 7.3 million people without electricity after it hit the island nations of the Caribbean.
According to meteorologists, the unusual phenomena is a result of a northeasterly wind, which pushes water out of bays and harbors. The center of the hurricane has really low pressure due to which water is drawn making it look like there is no sea.
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Sputnik News reports: The danger of this lies in the fact that it can cause a storm surge, which is a kind of temporary sea-level rise caused by high winds and low atmospheric pressure.
It is a symptom of powerful hurricanes, but in fact it is actually the movement of billions of gallons of ocean water.
The sight is not only bizarre, but it’s also troubling because when a shoreline recedes so far away to actually show the ocean floor, it’s usually a sign that the water will rush back at tremendous speed causing massive destruction.
Hurricane Irma is one of the longest-lived hurricanes since satellite-based observations began in 1966. It has wrecked havoc for almost nine days. However, it has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but heavy rainfall persists across the southeastern United States.