Florida beaches dried up while Hurricane Irma raged
When hurricane Irma raged across parts of the United States, beaches around Florida were found dry due to the powerful effects of the weather phenomenon.
According to a report on The Washington Post, beaches went dry because the water was sucked up by Irma.
The low pressure area within Irma basically created a vacuum into which water was drawn and spun up by very strong winds. Some of this water would later be deposited on land as rain while the rest would recede back to the ocean with the dissipation of the hurricane.
— Tim Scheu (@scheuster) Setyembre 10, 2017
Residents of Long Island, Bahamas also saw this happen when they woke up Saturday morning and found their beaches devoid of water. The tides eventually returned later in the day as the hurricane moved on.
Long Island, Bahamas: Where's the ocean? pic.twitter.com/YCmWzUVBKI
— piz (@Piznack) September 9, 2017
Experts advised against venturing too far into the dry seabed due to the danger of water returning at any time. Alfred Bayle /ra
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