Hurricane Florence EMERGENCY: NASA reveals terrifying photos of Category 4 storm

Hurricane Florence EMERGENCY: NASA reveals terrifying photos of Category 4 storm

A new high-definition video and photos taken from the International Space Station show the size of scope of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm heading toward landfall in the Southeast U.S. later this week.

In fact, Gerst wrote on Twitter that Hurricane Florence is "so enormous" it could only fit in the frame of a wide-angle camera.

From his orbiting perch, Gerst offered Earthlings yet another warning about the hurricane's dangers: "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

The photos in Gerst's post capture Florence mid-churn, winds up to 130 miles per hour whipping around the storm's eye.

"The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected", Arnold said in a tweet. "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. That also means that colossal weather systems like Hurricane Florence are easy to observe as the spacecraft cruises along. The NHC says the storm may push a "life-threatening" surge of seawater ashore into these and other areas.

Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) meteorologist Kevin Scasny said in a statement released today (Sept. 12). He added: "The waves and the wind this storm may bring is nothing like you've ever seen".

The storm is churning in the Atlantic Ocean with winds of 130 miles per hour. 10 is peak hurricane season.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a "mesmerising loop" showing Hurricane Florence from space.

"Hurricane 1 category Isaac is on the way to the Small Antilles, weakened, and on September 13 will move into the Eastern Caribbean sea".

Astronaut Alexander Gerst also joined in the fun, explaining that the fearless space men and women need wide-lense cameras to take these incredible photos.

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