Two days living in the path of Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record, during September 2017. We explain the power unleashed by these monster storms, the incredibly active 2017 hurricane season, the 1900 Galveston Hurricane which claimed thousands of lives, the technology involved in predicting hurricanes, interpreting National Hurricane Center charts, how Florida buildings have become much stronger, the physics of how wind destroys home – and how to protect them.
Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Barbuda, one of the Leeward Islands, and nearly wipes it off the map. What does this mean for the residents of more populous areas?
It's pretty hard to look outside and guess how fast the air is moving, or know how much wind is too much wind.
What makes a hurricane form? How long do they last? What's it like running from one?