Image:Hurricane Floyd 1999-09-14.jpg

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PD NOAA picture of Hurricane Floyd


According to, this picture often circulates through the Internet with a wide variety of descriptions, usually the most recent devastating hurricane. It has at various times been identified as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Frances, and even the Indian Ocean tsunami. It is, in fact, Hurricane Floyd in September, 1999. Perhaps the fact that it is such a striking image is the reason it is such a temptation to credit it with being other disasters.


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  • Portal:Tropical cyclones/Selected picture/Hurricane Floyd
  • Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Hurricane Floyd
  • Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/January-2006
  • Portal:Tropical cyclones/Featured article/Hurricane Floyd