NASA Satellites Show Hurricane Florence Strengthening

Posted September 13, 2018

Florence, a Category 4 hurricane, is less than 48 hours from making landfall on America's southeastern coast, where more than a million people have been ordered to flee their homes.

NASA also recorded what it called "stark and sobering" video footage of Florence from the space station on Wednesday. "Gather prepared on the East Fly, right here's a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

When Florence will reach the US, he is the hurricane of the 4th category out of five, say.

1000's and thousands of americans in the path of Storm Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that is anticipated to glean landfall sometime early Saturday morning.

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Gerst said Hurricane Florence was so enormous, with a width of more than 500 miles (804 kilometres), that he "could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens".

As Hurricane Florence continues barreling toward the Carolinas, NASA has posted a remarkable video of the storm with winds approaching 130 miles per hour.

The video also includes still images from NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, who photographed the storm from the ISS.

When GPM observed Florence, the intensifying storm had maximum sustained winds of about 70 knots (81 mph) at that time and was still a tropical storm.

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On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday.

A view of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station.

The storm, which is poised to affect millions this week in the southeastern USA, is "expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall" to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and parts of the Mid-Atlantic states, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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