Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

An astronaut has captured a powerful storm from space

An astronaut has captured a powerful storm from space

Florence is the most unsafe of three tropical systems in the Atlantic.

A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a NASA view of Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the impact of the storm would be widespread, hitting the coast early Friday morning. The significant weakening was expected over the weekend. It's estimated that 1 million people will be impacted by Florence's arrival.

The hurricane is moving slower toward the northwest at about 20 kph.

Liberty Mutual Insurance and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company write the most commercial property insurance coverage in North and SC, according to a report on Wednesday by Moody's, citing data from SNL Financial.

Authorities fear that despite weakening winds, Hurricane Florence is growing in size as it slowly nears the East Coast in the US. Significant weakening is expected over the weekend.

On the forecast track, the centre of Florence will move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and eastern SC in the hurricane warning area today.

Hurricane Florence, a sturdy Class four storm, may perchance well perchance presumably stall upon reaching the Carolina cruise and fabricate a diminutive shift south in direction of SC once it makes landfall, changing into "a serious flooding tournament", per Fox Data Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean.

The hurricane is located about 165 miles (270 km) east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 km per hour), it added.

Hurricane Florence is beginning to bear down on the Carolinas with heavy winds and rising tides. He also reached the fourth category out of five.

The picture show began earlier in the week.

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.

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