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Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos

13 September 2018

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold shared views from the International Space Station, which orbits around 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth.

"Hurricane Florence may now be dipping a bit south and hitting a portion of the Great State of Georgia", he wrote.

Hurricane Florence has reportedly been causing 80-plus feet waves. The storm is strengthening rapidly and is expected to become a major hurricane very soon.

"Ever stared down the gaping glance of a category Four typhoon?" It's estimated that 1 million people will be impacted by Florence's arrival.

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Both states, as well as Virginia, have ordered mass evacuations along the coast, as the NHC has warned that Florence will bring a "life-threatening storm surge", as well as catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding. Packing heavy winds with a maximum sustained wind speed of 130 miles per hour (195 km/h), the hurricane is slowly barreling toward the U.S. East Coast, at a speed of approximately 13 miles per hour (20 km/h).

Hurricane Florence is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane and is expected to make a risky impact once it makes landfall along the coast of the southeast USA later this week.

Florence is predicted to make an overnight landfall Friday west of Wilmington, NC.

On Wednesday, forecasters projected Florence - now a category 4 hurricane - will likely slow down and turn south after slamming the East Coast.

Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos