Viral Video Shows Where Hurricane Irma Literally Dried Up The Ocean

Posted September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma is creating such a stir that it is pulling water from the shorelines of some of the areas caught in the hurricane's crosshairs. Footage of a dry Bahamas shoreline hit the internet shortly after Irma swept through the Caribbean Islands.

On Saturday afternoon, a Twitter user shared a video of the ocean on Long Island in the Bahamas.

The center of the storm has low pressure that draws water upward, according to the Washington Post.

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Viral Video Shows Where Hurricane Irma Literally Dried Up The Ocean

Kaydi K wrote: "I am in disbelief right now".

Basically, in the case of Irma, the power and the pressure have combined in such a way that the "bulge" effect is sucking the Atlantic ocean into its vortex.

As of Saturday night, Irma was an "extremely dangerous" Category 3 storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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But not many people could predict what the storm did to the ocean surrounding a few small Bahamian islands.

Kelly Johnson, posted a video on Facebook on Facebook of the beach in Long Island, Bahamas.

Fortunately, Fritz explained the phenomenon isn't a sign of a tsunami, which pull water from the shore before crashing back into it.

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There are fears that the storm surge could flood entire communities with 15ft of water or more.

The storm sucked the ocean dry near Long Island, Bahamas, as it continues to strengthen and touch ground in Florida.

The eyewall is now lashing the lower Florida Keys as it prepares to continue along the western coast clipping Naples and Fort Myers before it hits Tampa.

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