Aerial view of Hurricane Irma hovering over the U.S. Caribbean headed northwest toward Florida.

Satellite aerial view of Hurricane Irma hovering above the U.S. Caribbean on September 8, 2017. This storm, along with Hurricane Maria, which hit the Caribbean islands later in the month, brought intense winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, and riverine flooding, significantly damaging vegetation and infrastructure throughout the islands and permanently changing the landscape.

Antti Lipponen, "Hurricane Irma 2017 09 08", CC BY-NC 2.0,, via Flickr.

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7 February 2022 - 11:16am