Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above

Cristina Cross
September 16, 2018

A long stretch of the US Eastern Seaboard remained vulnerable to hurricane and tropical storm conditions, from Georgia north through the Carolinas into Virginia.

A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a NASA view of Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018.

Astronaut Ricky Arnold, who is aboard the ISS, additionally snapped a image of the storm, writing that the ISS crew is "pondering of folks that will be affected" by its devastation.

Florence is the most unsafe of three tropical systems in the Atlantic.

The storm was expected to move across parts of southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday (September 15), then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said.

About 10 million people could be affected by the storm.

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The storm will slow down because of pushback from a trough - an extended area of low atmospheric pressure - now over Texas, Stacy Stewart, an NHC senior hurricane specialist, said in the update.

The storm's first casualties were reported in Wilmington, North Carolina, just north of where this pier is located.

Hurricane Florence is at the doorstep of North and SC, and she's not going away anytime soon.

Hurricane Florence is a Category-4 storm that's headed for the US East Coast and predicted to start impacting SC and North Carolina as early as Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. It is estimated that the wind speed in the eye of the hurricane reaches 200 km/h. He also reached the fourth category out of five.

However, Hurricane Florence is still a huge threat to 10 million people in and around the Carolina coast as people continue to evacuate the area.

The picture show began earlier in the week.

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