European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped some photos of his own to share on Twitter on Wednesday. It's chilling, even from space.
Hurricane Florence is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane and is expected to make a unsafe impact once it makes landfall along the coast of the southeast US later this week.
In the first tweet, Alexander Gerst shared images of the Hurricane Florence's eye as the "no-kidding nightmare" storm is swirling above the Atlantic Ocean. It is estimated that the wind speed in the eye of the hurricane reaches 200 km/h.
Florence begins slow assault on Carolinas
The Miami-based center says the center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later today. Forecasters say 40 inches (one meter) of rain are possible along the coast of North Carolina .
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Rain begins to fall as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence make landfall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on September 13, 2018. We could be here and it actually turns out not to be that bad, but it is better safe than sorry", said the 37-year-old tailor.
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More than a million people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate. Harris Teeter, a Kroger Co. subsidiary, announced closings for 24 stores in North Carolina and 18 stores in SC .
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Hurricane Florence from space
Florence's winds have dropped from a peak of 140mph to 105mph, reducing the hurricane from a Category 4 to a Category 2. Resident Jay Manning said he and his wife watched with alarm as water filled the street. "It's a big one", he said.