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Florence turns beastly before hitting East Coast, plus Rowan storm forecast

Florence turns beastly before hitting East Coast, plus Rowan storm forecast

"Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you", he added.

Meanwhile, NASA's Aqua satellite snapped an infrared image of Hurricane Florence on September 11, at 2:30 a.m. EDT.

Gerst photographed the storm 400 kilometers, or 248 miles, above the eye.

"#HurricaneFlorence this morning with Cape Hatteras #NorthCarolina in the foreground", Arnold wrote this morning.

Here are some of the best images of Hurricane Florence by Gerst and Ricky Arnold, a fellow NASA astronaut living aboard the ISS. "The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected". "While some weakening is expected to begin by late Thursday, Florence is still forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane when it nears the US coast on Friday", the NHC said in an 11 a.m.

The video tracks across the swirling clouds at the outer edges of the hurricane before passing over the eye. For the Carolinas, the NHC predicts a "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall".

This video was taken as Florence churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles an hour. "It's chilling, even from space", Gerst tweeted earlier today.

Quick on Florence's heels, two more powerful storms are crossing the Atlantic, tracked by NASA satellites: Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene.

This photo shows what it looks like deep inside the eye of Hurricane Florence, a place of relative calm for such storms.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a "mesmerising loop" showing Hurricane Florence from space.


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