Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'

Hurricane Florence from space An astronaut has captured a powerful storm from space
Sandra Phillips | 15 September, 2018, 19:40

Watching the scene unfold from space, German Alexander Gerst, an astronaut on board the ISS, tweeted photos of the enormous storm.

The massive storm was captured on a high-definition camera from the International Space Station as it barreled across the Atlantic Ocean with its 130 miles per hour winds. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you", Gerst writes.

Astronaut Ricky Arnold, who is aboard the ISS, also snapped a picture of the storm, writing that the ISS crew is "thinking of those who will be affected" by its devastation.

However, in the ISS astronaut's second post, he revealed an expansive view of the hurricane with its eye at several hundred kilometers off the US East Coast and its outer cloud bands already approaching Nort Carolina.

Hurricane Florence’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs
Nathan Deal declared of a state of emergency for 159 counties in the state following the updated storm predictions. In Virginia, 245,000 coastal residents were ordered to evacuate, including from the Eastern Shore.

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina devastated by ‘CATASTROPHIC’ floods
Saturday, the storm won't even be halfway across SC , forecasters say. "It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave". Both rivers overflowed their banks, flooding homes, stores and streets and trapping many people in their houses.

Watch Hurricane Florence Make Landfall in This Incredible Space Station Video
The disaster area was expected to get about as much rain in three days as the 1999 Dennis and Floyd storms dropped in two weeks. Forecasters said the onslaught could last for days, leaving a wide area under water from both heavy downpours and rising seas.

Florence is joined by Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene in this snapshot taken Tuesday some 1 million miles away via NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the DSCOVR satellite.

The National Hurricane Center warned Monday there could be a "life-threatening" storm surge, rip currents, and freshwater flooding along the coasts of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, plus damaging hurricane-force winds at the coasts and further inland.

"This photo shows the enormous size of Hurricane Florence, taken with a wide-angle lens from the International Space Station, almost 250 miles directly above the eye of the storm", they tweeted.

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