Hurricanes are given a number according to their strength –
Irma, that hit Florida and the Caribbean Islands was given the Number 5 which told everyone that this was the strongest hurricane in American history. Hurricanes like warm water and this enables them to pick increase their strength and speed.
People evacuated and the majority took their animals to shelters or with them.
However, many animals were deliberately tied up or left in cages.
Most animals can swim (even cats that don’t like water).
Some animals were more challenging to rescue: Dolphins are being removed in Cuba was of the churning (fast) seas that would toss them about:
This manatee had stuck without ENOUGH water….
The cheetah belongs to a zoo and he/she is taken to safety.