Most powerful hurricane ever recorded over Atlantic Ocean batters Caribbean islands as it moves west with category 5 winds and rains

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Yahoo Finance is reporting that airline customers looking to get out of the path of Hurricane have been met with dramatic fare spikes for air travel tickets:

On Monday evening, John Lyons, a 53-year-old father from West Hartford, Connecticut, purchased a one-way American Airlines ticket from Miami to Hartford for $159.20 for his daughter to get out of Hurricane Irma’s path as the storm churns through the Caribbean.

On Tuesday, he was shocked at the spike in airfare prices.

Shame on you @delta. Jacking from $547 to over $3200 for people trying to evacute responsibly? #IrmaHurricane

With all eyes on Irma as it careens into the Caribbean, you could be forgiven for missing that “Katia”, the 11th named storm of the season, has been upgraded to a tropical storm by the NWS this morning. Katia is currently sitting in the lower Gulf of Mexico and is making a slow trudge towards eastern Mexico.

Three storms in this screenshot. I don't ever remember seeing something like this. Stay safe, south. #Irma #Jose #Katia

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