For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up to make landfall at the same time, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Specialist Eric Blake tweeted out the event, marveling he’d “never seen anything like this in the modern record.”
— Eric Blake 🌀 (@EricBlake12) September 7, 2017
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued advisories on Hurricane Irma (currently located north of the Dominican Republic), Hurricane Jose (700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles), and Hurricane Katia (over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico).
The Atlantic experienced three simultaneous hurricanes in 2010, with Igor, Julia, and Karl all swirling in the basin at the same time, QZ.com reported.
But Julia never threatened land, so the NHC didn’t issue a warning