Miami Herald David Ovalle is on scene in Key West as Hurricane Irma rolls through.
Miami Herald David Ovalle is on scene in Key West as Hurricane Irma rolls through.
Miami Herald David Ovalle is on scene in Key West as Hurricane Irma rolls through.

Witness the impact of Hurricane Irma on Key West first-hand

September 10, 2017 11:00 AM

UPDATED September 10, 2017 05:40 PM

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  • Special tank allows scientists to churn up category 5 hurricane force storms

    Model beach houses take a beating as scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science crank up a one-of-a-kind hurricane simulation tank at the school. Scientist Ben Kirtman, the Director of the Cooperative Institute of Marine & Atmospheric Studies explains how creating Cat 5 force winds and waves in the giant tank help with making predications and future forecasts that help save lives.