(ORDO NEWS) — Hurricanes on the body of the Earth look very impressive, especially if you shoot them from the International Space Station. Let’s take a look at the most interesting shots.
1 – Hurricane Florence
Photo taken by astronaut Ricky Arnold from the International Space Station in 2018. Then, in just three days, the hurricane reached the coast of the United States. Thankfully, Florence has shrunk to a category two out of five possible on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
2 – Katrina
An iconic Category 5 hurricane that claimed 1,836 lives and caused massive damage to New Orleans and Louisiana in 2005. A Category 5 hurricane has wind speeds in excess of 250 km/h and wind surge heights of 5.5 meters or more. It is the most destructive hurricane in US history.
3 – Dean
Category 5 North Atlantic hurricane that in 2007 claimed about 32 lives in Haiti, Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Saint Lucia. This is what the cyclone looked like from the ISS.
4 – Isabelle
A hurricane that formed in the Atlantic Ocean and existed from 6 to 20 September 2003.
5 – Wilma
A powerful 2005 hurricane that was recognized as the most intense Atlantic Ocean cyclone on record (until Hurricane Irma struck in 2017). Dozens of dead, billions of dollars in losses.
6 – Irma
The longest-running Category 5 hurricane on record that struck on August 30, 2017 off the Cape Verde Islands. The hurricane claimed 134 lives and lasted 14 days.
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