EARTH Americas -- 20 Aug 2007 -- This view of the Earth shows the American continent and Hurricane Dean.
EARTH Americas -- 20 Aug 2007 -- This view of the Earth shows the American continent and Hurricane Dean. As if to make up for the season‚Äö√Ñ√¥s slow start, the first hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic season took only one week to climb from ‚Äö√Ñ√∫tropical depression‚Äö√Ñ√π status on the 13th August to Category 4 on the 20th August, 2007. As Hurricane Dean blustered through the Caribbean Sea, it brought significant flooding first to Haiti and then Jamaica, despite the fact that the storm‚Äö√Ñ√¥s eye remained south of the islands. The Hurricane later made landfall near the Mexican tourist resort of Cancun, though not directly striking the city. Still, the storms that came with it caused widespread damage across the Yucatan Peninsula -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA