People of Atlanta, watch out: Hurricane Irma is on her way. As residents of Houston and the surrounding area assess the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the East Coast is preparing for the landfall of what may be the strongest hurricane of current record. Irma was spotted on the Atlantic Ocean just as Harvey was dying out, and people quickly took notice.
Hurricane Irma is currently classified as a Category 3 storm and is expected to be upgraded to a Category 4, if not a Category 5. If the storm remains at this level when it hits land, experts warn that destruction may be imminent. The state of Florida is already under a declaration of emergency, even though the storm is not expected to make landfall before the end of the week.
People in Florida and along the southeast coast are being told to prepare for what could be the worst storm anyone has experienced in this lifetime. It is predicted that mandatory evacuations will be ordered and that people who choose to remain in place may experience severe injury or death. If you live in an area that could be impacted by Irma, which some projections show could be nearly the entire East Coast, it is vitally important that you follow the instructions given by local officials.
If you are injured in an accident in Atlanta and the cause is someone’s negligence or error, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more. Reach out to our experienced team of personal injury attorneys for immediate assistance. We will help you schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation at which time we will advise you of your legal rights.