"That's as far as they see", @Kaydi_K wrote on Twitter. Meteorologist say that low pressure in the center of the storm caused the seawater to be drawn upwards into itself and away from shorelines in the Bahamas beaches.
Two fatalities have been confirmed, and the National Hurricane Centre has been warning residents of the potential for massive storm surge taking over the streets.
Yesterday we posted the video of water being sucked from around Long Island in the Bahamas.
Cuba was hit on Saturday with winds of up to 160mph, the first time the island had suffered such a strong hurricane since 1924.
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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.
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.
Fortunately, Fritz explained the phenomenon isn't a sign of a tsunami, which pull water from the shore before crashing back into it. "But in the Long Island and Exuma cases care must be taken in this case because the water often returns with even greater fury", Neely wrote.
Irma is due to make landfall in the Florida Keys this weekend and then move north up the coast.