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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  • Wilma heads north

    Hurricane Wilma was moving northeast at 53 mph on Tuesday, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph and gusts of 138 mph.

  • Touring flooded streets

    On Oct. 24, 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma,Collier County police and fire officials used a "swamp buggy" to tour flooded streets in Everglades City, Fla. The storm cut across south and central Florida, leaving more than three million homes without power.

  • Wilma in Naples

    Hurricane Wilma's fierce winds and torrential rain pounded Naples, Fla., early on Oct. 24, 2005. An Air Force reconnaissance plane measured Wilma's wind speed at 120 mph, indicating the storm has weakened slightly since it hit landfall, at 6:30 a.m. EST at Cape Romano, about 20 miles west of Everglades City, according to Eric Blake, an official with the National Hurricane Center. Wilma is still powerful enough to rank as a Category 3 storm.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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