Iceland in the Eye of the Storm

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Iceland in the Eye of the Storm

By Zoë Robert

Photo: NASA image courtesy of the University of Iceland's Institute of Earth Sciences.

NASA’s MODIS satellite took the above thermal image of the cyclone formerly known as Hurricane Cristobal near Iceland at 10:10 pm last night, visir.is reports. 

The storm caused significant damage in the Caribbean last week, leaving several people dead. The remnants of the storm brought high winds and rain to Iceland over the weekend. Emergency services were called out around Reykjavík yesterday to respond to water leaks. A total of 324 calls were made during the day shift to the 112 National Emergency Number, the vast majority in relation to the bad weather or water damage.

Rain is also expected in the Southwest today.

The eruption at Holuhraun, north of Vatnajökull glacier, can also be seen in the below thermal image from NASA.

Photo: NASA image courtesy of the University of Iceland's Institute of Earth Sciences. 

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