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Hurricane Florence from space: "A no-kidding nightmare"

Hurricane Florence from space:

"Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.m. EDT Sept. 10 as it moved in a westerly direction across the Atlantic, headed for a likely landfall along the eastern seaboard of the US late Thursday or early Friday", NASA explains in a new blog post.

"Watch out, America!" German astronaut Alexander Gerst wrote on Twitter this morning (Sept. 12).

With Hurricane Florence churning toward the East Coast, NASA released a stunning video and photos of the storm from space. "The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected".

The storm was expected to make landfall in North Carolina some time Thursday or Friday, though winds frome the hurricane could be felt as early as Wednesday evening, according to NHC.

The weather agency also warned "life-threatening freshwater flooding is likely from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event".

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Arnold also captured hurricanes Isaac and Helene lining up behind Florence in the Atlantic. It is estimated that the wind speed in the eye of the hurricane reaches 200 km/h.

This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

NASA shared an image of the giant storm two days ago.

In addition to the wide shots, some of Gerst's photos are zoomed-in views showing a look nearly directly down into Florence's giant eye.

Hurricane Florence is blowing sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour as it barrels toward the US East Coast as a Category 4 storm.


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