Can an ocean disappear? Hurricane Irma, mystery solved

Maritime Electric is sending six line technicians and a supervisor to Turks and Caicos. Nearly 60 crew members from Maritime Electric's parent company Fortis Inc. are heading down from across Canada for nearly three weeks

An eerie video posted on Twitter by resident Kaydi_K shows a completely deserted Long Island beach missing several feet of water.

Hurricane Irma is creating such a stir that it is pulling water from the shorelines of some of the areas caught in the hurricane's crosshairs. Irma's central pressure is so low it acts to pull water toward the center of the storm.

"I am in disbelief right now..." she wrote.

The Washington Post also adds that the jarring disappearance of the ocean could be attributed to hurricane "bulge", referring to the centre of the storm being so low pressure that water is actually drawn upwards.

In the video footage shared by a Twitter user from Long Island, Bahamas, a dry ocean bed covered in large shells was clearly seen after Hurricane Irma drained away water on Friday.

Hurricane Irma
Can an ocean disappear? Hurricane Irma, mystery solved

But not many people could predict what the storm did to the ocean surrounding a few small Bahamian islands.

It also sucked away ocean water from the shoreline at some beaches in the Bahamas. You know they happen theoretically, but the chances of seeing the most extraordinary weather phenomena are slim to none.

The storm is so powerful that it has literally absorbed ocean water into its core enough that it dried out the ocean surrounding the Bahamas.

The phenomenon, though rare, is not a sign of a tsunami, according to the Post. The Category 4 storm made landfall Sunday morning in Florida, where it is expected to move up the western coast of the state.

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