Storm Chasers Managed To Get Pictures From Inside Hurricane Irma And They’re Devastatingly Beautiful

Hurricane Irma from inside the storm
Twitter / NOAA Satellites

Hurricane Irma has already left its mark on the world before it even ended — the category 5 storm ripped through the Caribbean yesterday, leaving 10 dead, nearly thousands homeless, and a large portion of the islands destroyed.

But storm chasers weren’t put off by the severity of the hurricane — despite the danger, scientists and pilots entered the storm t0 gather data on the devastating impact.

Honestly, the videos and pictures they captured were kind of insane.

Nothing was crazier than this video of the eye of the storm, though.

Irma is expected to hit Florida this weekend, while a new hurricane, Juan, threatens to hit the Caribbean again within the next few weeks.

Though the photos of the actual storm may seem cool, it’s important to remember that thousands of people are going to be (and already have been) affected by these storms, and that much of the money used for hurricane relief has already been depleted due to Harvey. If you’ve been waiting to find a good cause to donate to, you may have just found one. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

“Everyone could use a book like this at some point in their life.” – Heather

Let go now

More From Thought Catalog