Monday, August 29, 2011— Over the last week, massive hurricane Irene brought intense winds and rainfall from the Caribbean and moved slowly up the east coast of the U.S. forcing evacuations and resulting in destruction and floods. It is now is classified as a “tropical depression” as it heads off eastern Canada back to the Atlantic.
CLICK here to view the GOES-13 satellite movie showing Hurricane Irene.
The animation runs from 8/27/2011 10:15 a.m. EDT to 8/29 at 10:15 a.m. EDT.
More from www.NASA.gov: This GOES-13 image below is from Monday, August 29 at 7:45 a.m. EDT and shows activity in the Atlantic Ocean with the remnants of Hurricane Irene moving into Quebec and Newfoundland (left), Tropical Storm Jose (center) and newly formed Tropical Depression 12 (right).
WEB SITES FYI:
- FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has information to access before, during, and after a storm at www.ready.gov. a mobile site at http://m.fema.gov, text message updates on firstname.lastname@example.org, email updates at www.fema.gov/help/getemail.shtm, as well as www.youtube.com/fema, twitter.com/fema, and a Facebook page.
- The National Weather Service has a Hurricane Center for the latest weather advisories.
- For worldwide storm-tracking visit StormPulse. Go to www.nowCoast.noaa.gov for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s web portal for real-time information.