Irma Sucking Tampa Bay and Ocean Around Naples Dry

Irma Sucking Tampa Bay and Ocean Around Naples Dry

"That's as far as they see #HurricaneIrma wtf", the user wrote.

In the center of Irma, the pressure is very low and water is drawn upward in a sucking motion.

The phenomenon was first seen this weekend in the Bahamas, when a resident posted a video on Twitter that depicted a beach with no water.

There are fears that the storm surge could flood entire communities with 15ft of water or more.

Kelly Johnson, posted a video on Facebook on Facebook of the beach in Long Island, Bahamas.

A Twitter user posted a video Saturday afternoon showing what appears to be a dried out shoreline somewhere in the Bahamas.

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Angela Fritz, an atmospheric scientist and the Washington Post's deputy weather editor, explained what happened. Footage of a dry Bahamas shoreline hit the internet shortly after Irma swept through the Caribbean Islands. Low pressure is basically a sucking mechanism - it sucks the air into it, and when it's really low, it can change the shape of the surface of the ocean. As the storm gobbles water towards its center, it gets pulled from its surroundings.

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

The wind on Long Island in the Bahamas is from the southeast to the northwest on Saturday.

In any case, this isn't the sign of a tsunami.

The water in Long Island receded back so far, it exposed shells, buoys and even an anchor. The Florida water will return once the storm leaves the area late Sunday.

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