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All Quiet Above Hurricane Joaquin

Photo of Hurricane Joaquin taken by NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly on 10.02.2015 on the International Space Station

Photo of Hurricane Joaquin taken by NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly on 10.02.2015 on the International Space Station

This photo was taken by NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly on October 2, 2015, and accompanied by a tweet on Twitter, “Early morning shot of Hurricane #‎Joaquin from @space_station before reaching ‪#‎Bahamas. Hope all is safe. #‎YearInSpace.” The aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin’s destruction in the Bahamas and the Carolinas is still being assessed, however, we all know it was a doozy and will take billions of dollars to recover from the damage that was done.

Now that Hurricane Joaquin has moved out to sea, CNN’s updates show that:

  • At least 17 people are dead — 15 reported in South Carolina and two in North Carolina
  • At least 11 dams have failed or been breached in South Carolina, authorities say
  • More than 400,000 South Carolina residents under “boil water advisory, emergency response official say

It appears that the cargo ship El Faro sank during Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas, however, no official word has been given on the status of the 33 crew members aboard.

I have accounted for friends and family members that live in the southeastern United States, especially those in North and South Carolina. There’s a lot of drying out and cleaning up to do. For the first time in almost a week, the weather forecast is sunny. Thank you God~

Although there are and will be many photos of the damage that was done by Hurricane Joaquin, and repair work that will need to be made in the weeks and months to come, I prefer right now to look at the photo from ISS.

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About Vi Brown

Vi is principal and CEO of Prophecy Consulting Group, LLC, an Arizona firm that provides business and engineering services to private and public clients. Prior to establishing her consulting practice in 2001, Vi worked with Motorola, Maricopa County Government, Pacific Gas & Electric, CH2M Hill, and Procter & Gamble. As an adjunct faculty member, Vi teaches undergraduate calculus classes and graduate level environmental courses. She is also a professional speaker.

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