Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space

Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space

Hurricane Florence is a Category-4 storm that's headed for the US East Coast and predicted to start impacting SC and North Carolina as early as Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

"The National Hurricane Center forecasts additional strengthening for Florence before it reaches the coastline of North Carolina and SC early Friday, Sept. 14", NASA wrote in the description of the video. The European Space Agency's astronaut, the German Alexander Gerst, called the hurricane a "no-kidding nightmare".

- Even from orbit, Hurricane Florence looks like a monster.

The hurricane, which has already caused several Week 3 college football games to be rescheduled, postponed or canceled, is expected to make landfall sometime this weekend.

Florence weakens to tropical storm, leaves at least five dead
Outlaw said he declared a 24-hour curfew early Friday due to continuing flooding and numerous downed trees and power lines. Forecasters have been predicting catastrophic flash flooding .

A view of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station. NASA shared photos Wednesday showing the risky storm from the International Space Station.

Ricky Arnold, an astronaut on the International Space Station, shared his view of the storm along with Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Helene, which are also brewing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Those warily watching Florence have compared it to Hurricanes Fran and Hugo, which pummeled North Carolina and SC, respectively, more than two decades ago.

The US National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Florence maximum sustained winds were 115 miles per hour as any other regular Category 3 storm, on Wednesday at 8 PM EDT.

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