Hurricane Irma drains ocean from Bahamas beach, leaves 'sea gone dry'

Boats are seen at a marina in Coconut Grove as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida in Miami
Hurricane Irma drains ocean from Bahamas beach, leaves 'sea gone dry'
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10 September, 2017

Over the weekend, several Twitter users posted videos and photos of what was left after the water seemingly disappeared during Hurricane Irma.

"I am in disbelief right now.This is Long Island, Bahamas and the ocean water is missing!"

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.

Videos posted to social media appear to show no water in the ocean on Long Island in the Bahamas.

"As a meteorologist, there are things you learn in textbooks that you may never see in person", she wrote.

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

Footage from the Irma-hit Bahamas freaked out social media users on Saturday as it emerged that seawater was missing from a bay as far as the eye could see.

Chamberlain livestreamed her experience waiting out Hurricane Irma on September 6 and 7. Irma's central pressure is so low it acts to pull water toward the center of the storm.

For a few hours or days, a storm can even change the shape of an ocean.

While some are saying that this is a sign that a tsunami is going to happen, there is actually another explanation for the lack of ocean. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely to continue during the next day or two, and Irma is expected to remain a powerful category 4 hurricane as it approaches Florida.


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