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Journal: Wilma Most Intense on Record!

According to the Weather Channel, at 882mb Hurricane Wilma is now the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlanic Basin. From TFA "Wilma, after undergoing a stunning intensification overnight, is now a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane packing sustained winds of 175 mph". According to CNN's interview with Max Mayfield, director of the NHC "Hurricane Wilma, now a Category 5 storm in the western Caribbean, has the potential to cause loss of life in Florida comparable to that of Katrina" he told CNN in an interview this morning. If Wilma is a Category 4 storm at landfall, storm surge could be 15 to 20 feet, even 25 feet up into the bays and the rivers," Mayfield said. Evacuations of Monroe County, and the Florida Keys, is already underway.

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