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Hurricane Irma destroyed so many plants in the Caribbean that entire islands changed colour

Date Posted: 2017-09-12
Source: The Independent

Sometimes devastation - like beauty - is best viewed from above. The Nasa Earth Observatory has released an astonishing set of images which show the stark contrast of  islands in the Caribbean before and after Hurricane Irma struck.

Barbuda, Anguilla, the Virgin Islands, and Cuba were hit by the worst of the storm, with some islands reporting that 90% of their structures were damaged or destroyed.

These natural-colour images were captured by the Landsat 8 satellite, before and after the storm hit.

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