As the Gulf Coast of the U.S. continues to recover from the monstrous storm Harvey, Hurricane Irma is turning out to be one of the most intense storms the Atlantic Ocean has ever seen.
In order to better understand these storms and collect data, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been flying its planes right through the storm, risking the crew to help save the lives of others in the path of the storm.
So what’s it like flying through a hurricane? Well if you’ve ever been frightened with a small bit of turbulence, the flight is absolutely terrifying.
NOAA tweeted this clip on Tuesday from its Hurricane Hunters Twitter account, which shows the scene of both the inside and outside of one of its planes as it passes through the eye of Irma.
Experts believe the hurricane is on a path to hit Florida this weekend but is expected to hit the islands south of Florida first, such as Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba, among others.