NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

A storm's a-brewin' - and NASA has it on tape.

Meteorologists suggest that the hurricane will reach the U.S. East coast on September 13.

Now hurricane "Florence" waiting in Washington, where he also declared a state of emergency.

Forecasters have warned of life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding, damaging winds, and unsafe rip currents along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for life-threatening storm
Hurricane Florence brought a storm surge of some 3 meters (10 feet) as it began battering the USA east coast early on Friday. More than 722,000 homes and businesses were without power in North and SC early on Friday, utility officials said.

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.m. EDT Sept. 10 as it moved in a westerly direction across the Atlantic, headed for a likely landfall along the eastern seaboard of the US late Thursday or early Friday. Florence is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall. NASA astronauts used a super wide-angle lens to capture the footage of Hurricane Florence, due to the massive size of it. It's chilling, even from space.

Up to 10 million people lie in the path of the storm, which still poses a risk to life and property, although it has been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite, meanwhile, snapped a truly awesome photo of the whirlwind, creeping closer to the American south.

The video was taken on Tuesday as Florence churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles per hour.

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