Viral Video Shows Where Hurricane Irma Literally Dried Up The Ocean

Kristopher Drake
September 11, 2017

"That's as far as they see", she tweeted.

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.

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

He also warned that the water will come back soon - and residents should be cautious, since the water's return may be powerful.

With Hurricane Irma just starting to create her path of destruction in the United States, social media users have been left baffled after footage shows the ocean essentially "disappearing".

The Washington Post's meteorologist Angela Fritz explained.

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. As the storm gobbles water towards its center, it gets pulled from its surroundings.

Since the hurricane is so strong and its pressure is very low, it is sucking water from its surroundings and bringing it into the core of the storm. "And they don't know where it went!"

This is one of those things - a hurricane strong enough to change the shape of an ocean.

According to meteorologists, low tides and distant storm surge are also contributing to the phenomenon.

People were filmed walking on sand on Long Island in the Caribbean island that would usually be covered by the sea.

He added: "Care must be taken in this case because the water often returns with even greater fury".

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