The SeaWiFS sensor aboard the OrbView-2 satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on September 12, 2004 at 18:22 UTC (2:22 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken, Ivan was lashing out at the Cayman Islands with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/hr (150 mph) and a storm surge as high as 25 feet. Ivan was moving towards the west-northwest at 17 km/hr (10 mph) while a turn towards the northwest wa expected within the next 24 hours.
Provided by the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
When Hurricane Ivan blasted through Pensacola, Florida, it cut apart a bridge on the heavily traveled Interstate 10. The gap in the bridge is visible in this ASTER image, acquired on September 21, 2004.