11 September 2017
The Green Is Gone in the BVI
Posted by Dan Satterfield
NASA released some images from the Landsat 8 satellite today showing the before and after of Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands. What a stunning difference; There are no green leaves left…
And now, after Irma’s 160 mph winds.
You can see MUCH more by clicking the images and getting the full-size image.
I was on Tortola some years ago during Hurricane Bertha, at the time a Cat 1. We also were in the eye for 90 minutes. I was on the more protected north shore.
The amount of trees, branches and leaves blown off and broken was astounding. It almost felt like you were walking on a carpet of leaves.. I cant imagine what another 100 mph winds above what we had was like..