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Hurricane Irma is sucking the water away from shorelines

Hurricane Irma is sucking the water away from shorelines

Hurricane Irma has been classed as the highest Category 5 storm with winds topping 195mph.

Twitter user @Kaydi_K, who posted the video, wrote.

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.

Kaydi K wrote: "I am in disbelief right now".

More than six million people in Florida, roughly 30 per cent of the population, have been told to evacuate.

Washington Post's deputy weather editor and astmospheric scientist Angela Fritz said that "Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it's sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm".

Meteorologists explain the incredible pressure from Hurricane Irma is pulling the water into the storm's center. Wayne Neely, a forecaster with the Bahamas Department of Meteorology, wrote in a post on Facebook that this phenomenon previously occurred during a hurricane affecting Acklins Island in the Bahamas in 1936. "And they don't know where it went!"

The water in Long Island receded back so far, it exposed shells, buoys and even an anchor.

Two fatalities have been confirmed, and the National Hurricane Centre has been warning residents of the potential for massive storm surge taking over the streets.

The storm sucked the ocean dry near Long Island, Bahamas, as it continues to strengthen and touch ground in Florida.

It is expected to make landfall Sunday, hitting the Florida Keys, southwestern Florida and the Tampa Bay area.