Date:18 October 2011
When Hurricane Katrina barreled ashore, most people tried to get out of her way. But storm chasers Mike Theiss and Jim Reed drove right into it instead. Staying in a hotel right on the beach in Gulf Port, Mississippi, which was in the bullseye of the storm, they captured incredible images of the power of Katrina. Watch the video that takes you up close and personal with Hurricane Katrina…
Read the article, "Super storms", in the November 2011 issue of Popular Mechanics (on sale on 24 October).
Related video: Five years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast, Nasa revisited the storm with a short retrospective video that shows Katrina as captured by satellites.