Irma was the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and it had the numbers to back it up:
Irma’s tropical storm force winds covered 70,000 square miles. Our state’s whole area is actually less than that at 65,000 square miles.
The strong winds of the hurricane reached 300 miles wide, which is two times wider than the state of Florida.
Irma’s maximum sustained winds reached up to 185 mph. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew’s top winds only hit 175 mph.
Many places throughout Florida are closed and are unsure when they will reopen due to the staggering damage.
Monkey Jungle, one of South Florida’s favorite wildlife parks, has been devastated by fallen trees.…