This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral

Alexander Gerst  TwitterEver stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It's chilling even from space. #HurricaneFlorence #Horizons

Hurricane Florence, the Category 2 storm heading straight for my parents' SC house, has the country on high alert.

Florence is about 644 kilometres wide and it's winds have dropped from a peak of 225 km/h to 165 km/h, reducing the hurricane from a terrifying Category 4 to a Category 2.

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

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On Wednesday, at the moment of the US National Hurricane Center announcement, Hurricane Florence was at about 335 miles (540 kilometers) away off the US East Coast, more specifically, right at the southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina. Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely risky major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days.

Millions of people in the U.S. are in the path of Hurricane Florence and are getting ready for a storm that it's believed to land on the continent on early Saturday morning.

As Florence nears the east coast, meteorologists are focused on two key factors: ocean temperatures and wind sheer (the difference in speeds at the upper and lower parts of the storm).

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Brock Long, the head of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), warned that Florence could "kill a lot of people". Puerto Rico's government is run by the New Progressive party, a pro-statehood, Puerto Rico-only party.


To show the size and power of the storm, a number of photos taken Monday from the International Space Station and astronaut Ricky Arnold show Florence's girth as the storm churns across the Atlantic Ocean. It's chilling, even from space.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite, meanwhile, snapped a truly awesome photo of the whirlwind, creeping closer to the American south.

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Governor Cooper said there have been " several hundred" rescue operations and "there are still some people they need to get to". Roy Cooper. "The storm is wreaking havoc on our state". " Hurricane Florence is powerful, slow and relentless", he said.


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