Hurricane Irma sucks away Tampa Bay water

Winds from Hurricane Irma are so strong they sucked water out of Tampa Bay Sunday early morning.

The winds from Irma forced the water out of the harbor, leaving the mix  of sludge and messes in its place, Fox News’ Jillian Mele said.  

“We are about to obtain punched in the face by this tornado. ”

– Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

“The worrisome component will be later when the winds begin pushing the water back, ” Sibel News senior meteorologist Janice Leader said.  

Another person spotted the same eerie phenomenon in the Bahamas. Twitter consumer @Kaydi_K posted a video showing the particular ocean floor completely exposed upon Long Island in the Bahamas.

Though receding waters typically show a coming tsunami, hurricane “ bulge” may be responsible for these sites. The particular hurricane can draw water towards the center, pulling it away from the surroundings, the Washington Post reported. The center of the storm provides extremely low pressure to pull water upward.

It’ s unclear once the water will return to Tampa These types of as Irma heads for south west Florida coast after making landfall in the Florida Keys just after nine a. m. Sunday.

Tampa Mayor Greg Buckhorn warned residents about Irma’s fury, urging neighbors to help individuals out.  

“We are about to obtain punched in the face by this thunderstorm. We need to be prepared, ” Buckhorn stated.