Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

Sep 13, 2018, 03:13
Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

The International Space Station captured photos and video of massive Hurricane Florence spiraling over the Atlantic, and those images captivated people on social media. "While some weakening is expected to begin by late Thursday, Florence is still forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane when it nears the US coast on Friday", the NHC said in an 11 a.m. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you. It's chilling, even from space", said Alexander Gerst, an astronaut with the European Space Agency who now lives on ISS, on Twitter.

"#HurricaneFlorence this morning with Cape Hatteras #NorthCarolina in the foreground", Arnold wrote this morning.

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. "A few moments later, #Isaac & the outer bands of #Helene were also visible", Arnold tweeted, referring to two other hurricanes swirling to the east of Hurricane Florence.

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

Hurricane Florence is a Category 4 storm headed for the US's East Coast and predicted to start affecting SC and North Carolina as early as Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. "It's chilling, even from space", Gerst tweeted earlier today.

"I have just been informed that this is one of the worst hurricanes that came to the East coast for many years".

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.

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