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Satellite images capture Hurricane Irma's devastation in Caribbean

12 September 2017 4:32 AM
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Satellite images capture Hurricane Irma's devastation in Caribbean

Newly released satellite photos show the widespread destruction left by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean islands over the weekend.

A common sight after Irma was also the "browning" of lush green vegetation usually found in the Caribbean. NASA says it happens when tropical vegetation is ripped away by a storm's strong winds, leaving satellites with a view of a more bare ground. It also occurs when salt spray whipped by a hurricane can coat and desiccate leaves still on trees.

Satellites captured scenes of the devastation Irma inflicted on some locations in the Caribbean, including Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten and Barbuda.

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Source: cbsnews.com

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