Videos: Hurricanes from the ISS

This video is about Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico and the efforts by ISS crew member and Puerto Rican native Joe Acaba to boost the morale of youth on the island:

When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in the fall of 2017, it had a profound effect upon the youth of the island. High above on the International Space Station, the astronauts living and working took notice. Joe Acaba, NASA’s first astronaut of Puerto Rican descent, heard the heartbreaking stories of the island’s youth and did all he could to connect. What transpired provided hope to thousands in a way that only the International Space Station could deliver.

A view of Hurricane Florence from the ISS as the storm made landfall off the East Coast of the US in September:

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 14 at 7:41 a.m. EDT minutes after the storm made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina packing winds of 90 miles an hour. The National Hurricane Center said Florence is moving very slowly to the west at only 6 miles an hour, then is expected to turn to the southwest, increasing the threat for historic storm surge and catastrophic flooding to coastline areas and inland cities in North Carolina and South Carolina.


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