Images: Wilma heads north

Images: Wilma heads north

Summary: The record-setting storm makes its way northeast after pounding south Florida.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • downed tress in Cancun

    Downed trees littered the of streets of the coastal hotel's area in Cancun on Sunday after being hit by Hurricane Wilma. Although heavy rains had subsided as the hurricane drifted northeast, strong winds continued to blow and local officials said public services in the region had been devastated. Looters on Sunday raided electrical, clothing and food stores in that Mexican resort city. Scores of people waded through flooded streets to steal televisions, washing machines, bicycles and other household goods and food from shops in the aftermath of the storm. Mexican authorities said eight people were reported killed and two remained missing on the Yucatan peninsula as a result of the storm.

  • movie from GOES satellite

    This movie from the GOES satellite shows Hurricane Wilma's movements on Saturday. Click this link to see the video.

  • rain structure

    This image was taken by NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite on Oct. 20, when Wilma was a Category 5 storm. It shows the underlying rain structure of the storm.

    Blue represents areas with at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour. Green shows at least 0.5 inches, yellow at least 1 inch and red at least 2 inches.

    Watch the video.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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