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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  • 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.

  • Wilma departs Florida

    In this satellite image, Hurricane Wilma gets last licks in in south central Florida on Monday afternoon before heading northeast into the Atlantic.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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