Inside Hurricane Laura: Incredible Video Shows NOAA Plane Flying Through Storm

Hurricane Laura
Hurricane Laura

Nick Underwood, a hurricane hunter with USA’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has given the world a rare view of the inside of Hurricane Laura. Hurricane Laura tore roofs off buildings and blew out windows in the southern US state of Louisiana as it slammed into the coast early Thursday. The hurricane made landfall just before 1 am, after it strengthened into a Category 4 storm on Wednesday. Streets were flooded, trees uprooted, debris flew through the air and some buildings were left submerged by water due to Hurricane Laura. 

Inside Hurricane Laura: Incredible Video

Mr Underwood went into the eye of the hurricane and shared jaw-dropping videos on social media. The hurricane hunter passed through the storm several times in an attempt to collect critical data for forecasters that can help them warn people earlier when a storm is headed their way. 

“Kermit (#NOAA42) flew through Hurricane #Laura FIVE times today. Here’s a time lapse of our second pass up through the beginning for our third,” he wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “A pass in and out of a hurricane is called a ‘penetration’ or a ‘penny’. Five pennies today takes my career total to 61.”

His videos have collected thousands of views and reactions.

“Spectacular work! Thanks for all you and your colleagues do to help keep us safe!” wrote one Twitter user in the comments section.


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