Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm, is now the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. UFC strawweight Angela Magana moved to Puerto Rico last year and is now caught in the eye of the storm.
Last night police officers came to notify Magana and nearby residents that evacuation proceedings were underway. Magana later stated that she will not “jump ship.”
Angela Magana’s tweets during Hurricane Irma
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According to a report from NBC News, “Irma’s path couldn’t be precisely predicted, forecasters stressed. It is expected to pass near Puerto Rico sometime Wednesday, then move toward the Florida coast over the weekend. Southeast Florida could be in the eye of the storm by Sunday morning.
“Irma’s sustained winds of 185 mph inched toward the highest on record: the 190-mph pummeling that Hurricane Allen gave the Caribbean, northern Mexico and southern Texas in 1980.
“The National Weather Service predicted life-threatening hazards and severe damage beginning Wednesday in the U.S. Virgin Islands before the storm passed ‘near or just north of Puerto Rico this afternoon or tonight.'”
Irma comes less than two weeks after destruction in and around Houston, Texas, as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
Magana (11-8) is set to meet Amanda Bobby Cooper (2-3) inside the octagon at UFC 218 on December 2. “Your Majesty” was a cast member on season 20 of the Ultimate Fighter. She has yet to record a win while under UFC contract. Right now Magana’s biggest fight will be surviving the storm along with millions of people also in the path of certain devastation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by what is now certainly the most catastrophic storm of our lifetime.