Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday but is still producing strong wind gusts that are nearly hurricane force.
The drone is loaded onto a catapult on the flight deck. From a control room, a technician revs the motor until the go-ahead is given to press the red button. Then the ScanEagle lifts off with a whoosh and, true to its lofty name, soars majestically over the wide blue sea.
Organizers expected nearly one million people in the streets of west London’s Notting Hill on Sunday and Monday to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. More →