Hurricane Irma tracking: How to follow the storm's path as it rips through the Caribbean towards Florida

With Hurricane Irma threatening to strike the United States with historically powerful winds, millions of people are anxiously watching the storm’s progress.

Donald Trump declared multiple states of emergency on Tuesday as the massive storm, one of the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic, approached the Carribean on a trajectory for Florida. With Harvey’s devastation still fresh, local officials were scrambling to prepare.

Luckily, there are various resources to track where Irma stands. Here are a few.

For a map of the storm’s path, WNYC offers an invaluable live feed. It shows all three storms that are currently hitting or heading towards the region. You can see Irma’s path by selecting it on the dropdown menu at the top:


The National Hurricane Center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, regularly issues public advisories. Going to this link will get you to the latest. Its Atlantic division also runs an active Twitter feed.


Another government agency, the National Weather Service, is also tracking the storm. You can find the most up-to-date information by checking here.

Various branches of the US National Weather Service are providing more localized updates. The San Juan and Miami arms of the weather monitor are both issuing updates on Twitter.

Florida could bear the brunt of the storm if it hits the US, and its State Emergency Management Agency is pushing out information to ensure people stay safe. 

There are also a number of locations sitting within hurricane Irma’s that have live camera feeds where you could potentially catch the effects of the storm as it passes.

These include the Caribe Hilton San Juan hotel in Puerto Rico, which looks down upon San Juan beach.

As Irma moves towards Florida, there are also a few views of beaches in the Florida Keys, including the Marathon web cam which sits on Sombrero Beach on Marathon Key, looking south towards Cuba and the Key West web cam, appropriately enough on Key West, looking at the marina.

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