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Hurricane Florence from space

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Sandra Phillips | 13 September, 2018, 03:14

But on Wednesday, a high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a detailed and sobering view of Hurricane Florence from above.

Hurricane Florence, now a Category 4 storm, is a 'no-kidding nightmare, ' warns German astronaut Alexander Gerst.

Earlier today, the orbital post flew directly over the eye of the storm, which offered the astronauts unparalleled views of Hurricane Florence in all her might.

"The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected", Arnold said in a tweet.

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Speaking in the Oval Office alongside Trump, FEMA administrator Brock Long said Florence may be a "very devastating storm". President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia , opening the way for federal aid.

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The hurricane is expected to reach the coastlines of North Carolina and SC on Friday morning, with experts estimating that it will continue to grow in strength. For the Carolinas, the NHC predicts a "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall". It is estimated that the wind speed in the eye of the hurricane reaches 200 km/h. Arnold shared his first photos of Hurricane Florence, taken when it was still a Category 2 storm.

GOES-16/NOAAHurricane Florence approaches the US East Coast in a satellite image taken from space on September 12, 2018. Helene will likely wear itself out before hitting land, the NHC said in its latest forecast, and Isaac, which has been downgraded from a hurricane, is on its way to the Caribbean, officials said.

Florence is now a powerful Category 3 storm with winds of 125mph, and is expected to strengthen before making landfall along the Carolina coast later this week.

ABOVE VIDEO: A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a stark and sobering view of Hurricane Florence at 7:50 a.m. EDT on September 12. "It's chilling, even from space", he wrote in another tweet.

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