This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the US east coast. Forecasters said Florence could become a very dangerous major hurricane sometime Monday and stay that way for the day. (NASA via AP)
As Hurricane Florence stays rolled in the direction of the Carolina’s, NASA has posted a remarkable video of the storm with winds approaching 130 km / h.
The video, taken with a high-definition camera outside the International Space Station, gives a “strong and sobering picture” of the Category 4 storm as it moves in a west-northwesterly direction across the Atlantic ocean.
“The National Hurricane Center forecasts additional strengthening for Florence, before it reaches the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina early Friday, Sept. 14,” NASA wrote in the video description.
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Astronaut Ricky Arnold, who is on board of the ISS, also snapped a picture of the storm, writing that the crew of the ISS, which is “the thinking of those who will be affected” by the destruction.
#HurricaneFlorence this morning with Cape Hatteras in #NorthCarolina in the foreground. The crew on @Space_Station is the thinking of those who will be affected. pic.twitter.com/XsQ7Zwurfa
— Ricky Arnold (@astro_ricky) September 12, 2018
Hurricane Florence, a powerful Category 4 hurricane, would stall upon reaching the Carolina coast and make a slight shift south in the direction of South-Carolina as soon as it does arrive, still “a major flooding event,” said Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean.
The storm, which is ready to affect millions this week in the southeast of the V. S., is “expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall” in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and parts of the Mid-Atlantic states, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
That distrustful look at Florence have in relation to Hurricanes Fran and Hugo, which ravaged North Carolina and South Carolina, respectively, more than two decades ago.
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“It is not quite similar to that of Hugo, but it is the prediction of a major hurricane making landfall, so in that sense it will be like Hugo,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jake Wimberley told The Charlotte Observer.
Fox News’ Zoe Szathmary and Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report. Follow Chris Ciaccia on Twitter @Chris_Ciaccia