NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'

Florence is moving 16 miles per hour northwest with a maximum sustained wind of 120 miles per hour and the eye is expected to first land in southern North Carolina near the SC border.

More than a million people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas ahead of the arrival of Florence, which boasts sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.

The National Hurricane Center's best guess was that Florence would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then push its rainy way westward with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding. Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA via AP This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. "Now it might be time for the exam", he said. About 3000 people died in the aftermath of that storm.

"Hurricane Florence is the strongest storm to target the Carolinas and this part of our country in decades".

"The Charleston area now is expected to see at least 1-2 inches of rain over the next several days". Thousands of marines and their families evacuated from Camp Lejeune, leaving the rest to dig in ahead of what could be a direct hit.

On a conference call with media, David Fountain, the Duke Energy North Carolina President, said they were using predictive modeling in historical data to make their estimates. They are now flying into Isaac and also have a plane ready for storm recovery after Florence hits. "We're kind of at the mercy of the storm".

All three states ordered mass evacuations along the coast but getting out of harm's way has proved difficult since airlines were cancelling flights and motorists had a hard time finding fuel. Life-threatening storm surge and rainfall is expected across portions of North and SC.

"There is a chance it only potentially grazes the coast and just has most of the hurricane remain offshore, in which case it would continue to be over warm water", she said.

Three catastrophic hurricanes made US landfall within 30 days of each other previous year, causing more than $250 billion in losses.

Tropical storm-force winds extended 195 miles (315 kilometers) from Florence's center, and hurricane-force winds reached out 70 miles (110 kilometers).

"It's now not precisely equal to Hugo, but it without a doubt is forecast to be a serious hurricane making landfall, so in that sense this is seemingly to be adore Hugo", National Climate Service meteorologist Jake Wimberley informed The Charlotte Observer.

"Been through it!" Belli said, referring to Hurricane Hugo, which caused widespread damage in SC in 1989.

"Florence is expected to weaken as it moves away from North Carolina regardless of whether it goes within or down the coast - whatever the track ends up being".



Other news