In Martinique announced the purple level of danger of hurricane «Maria»

© AFP 2017Ураган coming to the beach. 5 September 2017In Martinique announced the purple level of danger of hurricane «Maria»© AFP 2017

Prefect French Martinique Frank Robin reported that the alert level on the island in connection with the hurricane «Maria» upgraded from red to violet.

Earlier on Monday, the maximum red — level warning of severe weather conditions, was declared a hurricane in the French overseas Department of Martinique.

«At 11.30 (18.30 GMT) we go to purple alert level because «Maria» on the island. Actually it will be 50 kilometers from the island with very strong winds,» reads the statement of Robina.

The prefect noted that purple threat level means that island residents should stay home and close Windows and doors.

In the night of Monday the tropical storm «Maria», which was formed over the weekend in the Atlantic ocean, it strengthened to a hurricane. On Monday, the hurricane intensified to a dangerous third category.

The hurricane is assigned to the third category on the Saffir-Simpson scale, when the wind speed exceeds 178 kilometers per hour. To the hurricane was awarded the first category that evaluates the potential damage from the elements, the wind speed must exceed 120 kilometers per hour. When the category five storm wind speed reaches 250 kilometers per hour, which can lead to catastrophic consequences.

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