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8 Terrifying Facts About Hurricane Irma That Mean It Could Be Worse Than Harvey

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Just when Americans thought they could catch their breath after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey's touch-down in Texas and Louisiana, another, extremely dangerous hurricane is making it's approach to the United States.

Hurricane Irma began as a typical hurricane on August 30 near the Cape Verde Islands. But quickly grew into an intensely powerful tropical cyclone that is currently threatening Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Florida.

Just 24 hours after it formed, Irma rapidly intensified to a Category 3 hurricane. By September 5, Irma had reached a Category 5 hurricane status.

As it races towards islands in the northeast Caribbean and towards Florida, citizens are being told to evacuate...

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