Hurricane Jose upgraded to Category 3 storm
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The National Hurricane Center upgraded Hurricane Jose to a Category 3 storm on Thursday, as hurricane watches go into effect for Antigua and Barbuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The development comes after Hurricane Irma, which is a Category 5 storm, wreaked havoc on Barbuda, destroying 90 percent of the island's buildings. 

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The storm has killed at least 10 people.

Florida and parts of the East Coast are bracing for impact, as Irma barrels toward the U.S. mainland. 

However, Irma and Jose are not the only storms plowing through the Atlantic. 

Hurricane Katia is expected to strengthen Thursday night into Friday morning, while making its move toward the coast of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The last time there were three simultaneous hurricanes in the Atlantic was in 2010, with Hurricanes Igor, Julia and Karl. 

The storms share the same first initials as the three current storms, and share roughly the same positions and order, as pointed out by The Washington Post.