Die kragtige orkaan Irma het Sondag as ’n kategorie-4-storm Florida, Amerika, getref. Rukwinde van tot 225 km per uur het geboue verwoes en miljoene was in die donker gelaat.
Orkaan Irma het reeds voor Florida verwoesting in die Karribiese Eilande en Kuba gesaai.
Hier’s orkaan Irma vanuit die ruimte:
Astronaut Randy ‘Komrade’ Bresnik (@AstroKomrade) shared this image of Hurricane Irma this evening saying “The tentacles of the bow wave of #Irma clawing its way up Florida.” Bresnik is currently living and working in space on the International Space Station (@ISS). Hurricane Irma formed in the Atlantic Ocean and has affected the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, before impacting the United States. Our fleet of satellites have been continually providing forecasters with data on Hurricane Irma. That includes satellite imagery for Irma, plus trajectory, force and precipitation tracking to inform the National Hurricane Center. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #space #hurricane #spacestation #hurricaneirma #irma #storm #rain #wind #clouds #astronaut
Een van die eilande, Necker, behoort aan die Virgin Active-baas Richard Branson. Sy luukse huis het onder orkaan Irma deurgeloop. Tydens die voorval het hy in sy wynkelder weggekruip.
Richard het die volgende foto’s op Instagram gedeel:
We are using our foundation @virginunite to coordinate raising money for longer-term reconstruction projects. Virgin Unite is also working with @unitebvi and @virginlimitededition to support the local BVI communities. They will be working with local organisations to identify the ongoing needs of affected individuals, families and communities affected by this disaster. We will support the mid to long term efforts on the ground and help provide support as those affected recover from the disaster. Please donate what you can http://virg.in/oxN
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Much of the buildings and vegetation on Necker has been destroyed or badly damaged. But British Virgin Islands Hurricane #Irma story is not about Necker – it is about the tens of thousands of people who have lost their homes and their livelihoods. @virginunite is coordinating aid to local BVI families & communities affected – please donate to help http://www.virgin.com/unite/bvi-community-support-appeal