This hurricane is causing whirlwinds of energy - not just the storm, I mean in people. There is so much worry and so much fear. It's a direct hit to the root chakra.
Remember to ground down.
Sink into earth energy. Think dense, cool, heavy. When you start to feel anxiety creep up or your mind spins in circles, bring your awareness to your feet, your legs, and the base of your spine. Ground down through your feet if you're standing or through the sit bones if you're sitting. Connect, and feel the heaviness of gravity holding you down. I like to think of gravity as mama Earth holding us close.
Sink into that feeling. Let your muscles relax. Feel your bones get heavy. Breathe.
Remember that you are safe, everything will be okay.
If you chant, try the mantra Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha. This mantra calls up Ganesha energy. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and takes the form of an elephant - sturdy, strong, and grounded.
I hope that if you are living in the path of Irma, you stay safe!