Offbeat Hurricane Irma weather maps reveal creepy skull-like face

19:52  11 september  2017
19:52  11 september  2017 Source:   CNET

MIT is crowdsourcing hurricane flood maps in Florida

  MIT is crowdsourcing hurricane flood maps in Florida People in Broward County, Florida have one more map to rely on this weekend as Hurricane Irma passes through the state. MIT has launched RiskMap, a crowdsourced platform meant to track and map flooding by relying on people's social media reports, as a pilot project. The county's residents can update the map by contacting its Twitter DM, Telegram and Facebook Messenger chatbots. They'll then have to submit their location, a description of its conditions and a photo showing its current flood level.

An unnerving satellite photo of Hurricane Irma reminds some of a similar sinister image of Hurricane Matthew from last year. Hurricane Irma forces adorable Florida flamingo evacuation – CNET. It's more than just homes and humans in the path of the massive storm.

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An image of Hurricane Irma (right) and last year's Hurricane Matthew<br />© Provided by CNET An image of Hurricane Irma (right) and last year's Hurricane Matthew
Hurricanes show their devastating power, but it seems recently, the storms also like to show their faces.

Weather Channel senior meteorologist Stu Ostro shared a satellite image of Hurricane Irma on Twitter late Friday that had sinister face-like features, including a grim mouth and disturbing eye.

Ostro paired the image with a similar one of Hurricane Matthew captured last October when that storm made landfall in Haiti. (We wrote about it here.)

Irma's image looks less terrifying than Matthew to some, primarily because the 2016 Matthew image appeared more skull-like, even baring its "teeth."

Some Twitter users found less frightening reminders in the image.

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