Before-and-after satellite photos reveal devastation left by Hurricane Michael

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Hurricane Michael — the fourth Category 4 storm to pummel the United States in 14 months — snapped pine trees like toothpicks, washed neighborhoods into the sea, and shredded the hangars off an Air Force base. 

Before the storm’s 155 mph winds struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10, storm scientists predicted Michael would be an extremely intense storm, in large part because it passed through ocean waters that were 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal — and hurricanes thrive on warm water.

The devastation, seen by satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above, is ghastly. 

Some of the images of destruction from #HurricaneMichael have been devastating, but I wasn’t prepared for these before/after aerial shots provided by @NOAA‘s post storm survey of #MexicoBeach

Most buildings in this area are completely gone.

Link:https://t.co/VEM6x3fEQK pic.twitter.com/cQwdzSbY1b

— Philippe Papin (@pppapin) October 12, 2018 Read more…

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Author: Droolin' Dog News Team