NASA cameras outside the International Space Station caught video of Hurricane Matthew Tuesday as it wracked the Caribbean with devastating wind and torrential life-threatening rainfall. The footage has been sped up to four times normal speed and shows the orbital complex of the storm from 250 miles above the Earth.
Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti's southern coast on Tuesday, cutting a swath of destruction through the impoverished Caribbean island nation with raging winds and torrential rains that devastated crops and destroyed homes.
The Category 4 hurricane pummeling the island nation with 145-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain has killed at least seven people in the Caribbean so far. The situation on the ground will get worse before it gets better, Chris Lancey from the National Hurricane Center told Live Science.
"In Haiti, the biggest factor for loss of life is flash floods and mudslides. Portions of Haiti are very deforested, which makes flooding worse. A lot of people are living in river valleys that fill up with water."