And there's another hurricane in the Atlantic as well.
Army troops and personnel from the federal electricity authority have been deployed to the area on Mexico's eastern gulf coast to be on hand to help in emergencies.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour, with higher gusts.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.
"It's hard to say at this point (how much money is in the disaster relief fund right now) as this not like traditional spending".
Several storms have caused billions of dollars in damages to the state of Florida.
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When these two climate patterns align, they produce the fuel that hurricanes need, said Phil Klotzbach, an atmospheric scientist at Colorado State University. He and his family were taking shelter in a bathroom; he said he was bracing his body against the door in an attempt to keep it shut.
As these islands attempt to recover from Irma, CNN reported that at least two are now under a new hurricane watch as Jose approaches.
"Barbuda is literally rubble", Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda told ABS TV/Radio Antigua.
Texas and Louisiana are still reeling from the flooding and destruction left by Hurricane Harvey at the end of August. One, Guadeloupe, has about 405,000 residents. At least a dozen people were confirmed dead.
On Sept. 8, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said a Hurricane Warning is in effect for Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde, and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from north of Cabo Rojo to Rio Panuco and south of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz.
- In the US Virgin Islands, Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp ordered a 36-hour curfew that started at 6 a.m. local time Wednesday.
Katia is anticipated to drift toward the coast on Thursday.
However, Jose is coming behind Hurricane Irma, a unsafe Category 5 hurricane that the National Hurricane Center is calling "potentially catastrophic". "(A) storm surge could cover your house. The storm is expected to reach Florida by Sunday, September 10, the AP reported.