Maria’s strength was building as it approached the Lesser Antilles, the US National Hurricane Center said, estimating its winds at near 85 miles per hour.
All embankments along the India-Nepal border are controlled by India, which means that during a cross-border flood, one side will drain itself by drowning the other.
A quarter of buildings in the Cuban city are in “bad or regular” shape, according to the provincial housing authority.
The ministry of external affairs confirmed the government has evacuated over a 100 Indians from Irma-hit Sint Marteen to Curacao Island.
Category 5 Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction across Cuba, destroying private properties and tourism resorts in its wake.
Hurricane Irma draws our attention yet again to something that bears repetition: that those most affected by global warming’s impacts are the people least responsible for them.
As one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, Irma has killed 21 people, leaving hotels, airports and other buildings damaged or flattened across prime vacation islands.
Veracruz state officials said in a statement on Friday that the storm could cause landslides and flooding, and urged people living below hills and slopes to be prepared to evacuate.
Hurricane Irma is set to hit Southern Florida after causing wide spread devastation in the Caribbean.
Irma, which is being followed by two other hurricanes in the Atlantic, is threatening Caribbean refineries, terminals and storage facilities.