Bahamas' beaches left bone dry after Hurricane Irma sucks up the water

Katrina Barker
September 11, 2017

"That's as far as they see", @Kaydi_K wrote on Twitter.

"What happened in this case was that the low pressure of the hurricane pushed down on the water in the eye and eye wall of the hurricane which is a low pressure system at at the center of the storm", Neely said in his post.

A viral video posted to social media on Saturday shows how powerful the category 5 hurricane was when it plowed through the Caribbean.

It's hard to believe that a storm would be so strong that it could remove the water surrounding an island, but the phenomenon is true.

THIS was the freaky moment the devastating Hurricane Irma sucked water away from Caribbean beaches in a rare phenomenon.

This is being marked as one of the most extraordinary weather phenomena's in history.

The Washington Post's meteorologist Angela Fritz explained.

As the wind blew from southeast to northwest on Saturday, the water would be blown away from the shoreline on the northwest side of Long Island. Footage of a dry Bahamas shoreline hit the internet shortly after Irma swept through the Caribbean Islands.

In addition, sustained winds in excess of 130 miles per hour helped to divert the water in the Bahamas.

The storm is so powerful that it has literally absorbed ocean water into its core enough that it dried out the ocean surrounding the Bahamas.

The eyewall is now lashing the lower Florida Keys as it prepares to continue along the western coast clipping Naples and Fort Myers before it hits Tampa.

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