Hurricane Hugo, satellite image

Hurricane Hugo, satellite image

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hurricane Hugo. Coloured satellite radar image of hurricane Hugo as it approached the coastline of South Carolina, USA. The image shows cloud cover from grey (lightest) to red (heaviest). The hurricane consists of thick clouds which swirl around a central clear, calm "eye". Hugo began as a cluster of storms detected off the coast of Africa on September 9th. With maximum sustained wind speeds of 260 kilometres per hour, Hugo left a trail of destruction across the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and South and North Carolina. Damage was estimated at ten billion U.S. dollars and over 50 lives were lost. Image taken on 22 September 1989.

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