NASA astronauts capture ominous footage of Hurricane Irma from space

Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state

Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so and Katia could be near major hurricane strength at landfall. And Hurricane Katia will likely make landfall on Saturday in Mexico, USA Today reported.

Katia was initially measured as a Category 1 storm with 75 miles per hour winds - far less powerful than Irma, which is quickly approaching Florida, and Jose which remains farther out in the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Jose was not the only storm looming over the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. A hurricane watch was also issued for the SC coast from the Georgia line to Edisto Beach, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Charleston. Jose has winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kph) and is quickly strengthening, but poses no immediate threat to land.

In 2010, three hurricanes - Igor, Julia, and Karl - were all active in the Atlantic basin at the same time.

Irma has the potential to cause the most damage, and the trifecta of hurricanes has experts anxious about the potential destruction from the back-to-back-to-back storms.

A mandatory evacuation is under way in the Florida Keys and is expected to expand at the storm gets nearer. According to Wunderground, ACE is "used to express the activity and destructive potential of individual tropical cyclones and entire tropical cyclone seasons".

This breaks the old record set by Hurricane Allen in 1980. Antigua has issued a hurricane watch for the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

The US National Hurricane Centre said that as a depression, Katia was blowing maximum sustained winds of almost 35 miles per hour and should dissipate over the mountains of central eastern Mexico later on Saturday.

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Irma was the closest a Category 5 hurricane ever came to the Turks and Caicos islands.

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