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Hurricane Irma is sucking the water away from shorelines

Irma Bahamas

As the storm gobbles water towards its center, it gets pulled from its surroundings.

Kaydi K wrote: "I am in disbelief right now".

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

The storm passed through the southeast islands including Mayagua, Inagua, Crooked Island Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Islands, on Thursday and Friday.

The video, posted by user @Kaydi_K, shows the ocean around the Bahamian island of Long Island literally gone - so gone that the user walked on the ocean floor. Life-threatening rapid water rise imminent! "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", explains the Post's Angela Fritz. Footage of a dry Bahamas shoreline hit the internet shortly after Irma swept through the Caribbean Islands.

"What happened in this case was that the low pressure of the hurricane pushed down on the water in the eye and eye wall of the hurricane which is a low pressure system at at the center of the storm", Neely said in his post.

Meteorologists caution people not to walk on the dry seabed as it will not be safe to be in the area when the water returns. The water will return to Long Island, and it probably won't rush back with any great force.

More than six million people in Florida, roughly 30 per cent of the population, have been told to evacuate.

Irma made landfall over the Florida Keys Sunday morning as a category 4 storm.