As Hurricane Irma takes a buzzsaw to islands in the Caribbean, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is giving the world an intense aerial view of the Category 5 storm.

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NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters Twitter account shared incredible footage captured from a Tuesday flight, showing the brave team flying into the eye of Irma — which had sustained winds of 185 miles per hour on Tuesday — in an attempt to learn more about the storm.

Video from yesterday’s flight in CAT 5 #Irma on #NOAA42https://t.co/iofV4p56DE has the latest advisories. Credit Rob Mitchell/NOAA pic.twitter.com/IygcNgIbJN

— NOAAHurricaneHunters (@NOAA_HurrHunter) …

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