Images were captured by the GOES-16 satellite of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Satellite images show the power of Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the United States, currently classified as a Category 3 storm.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-16 satellite shows lightning around the hurricane as it approaches land in Florida.
On Wednesday, NOAA shared satellite images of the hurricane approaching the Cayo Islands, with winds in excess of 240 kilometers per hour.
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Nearly two million people were left without power or with only partial supply in Florida when the hurricane – at the time still a Category 4 – made landfall, with winds above 180 kilometers per hour.
Nearly 21 million people live in areas that could be affected by blackouts and floods in the coming hours, caused by a hurricane that could cause more than US$67 billion (€68.8 billion) in property damage, according to the agency. Bloomberg.
On Florida’s east coast, the hurricane brought heavy rain, with tornadoes recorded in areas around Miami causing two injuries.
The storm is expected to weaken as it approaches the center of that state. Under notice are now North Carolina and South Carolina.