OneShot: Florence, A Silent View From Space

Katie Ramirez
September 15, 2018

Here she was captured churning across the Atlantic earlier this week by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst with a super wide angle lens outside the International Space Station.

Hurricane Florence is a Category-4 storm that's headed for the US East Coast and predicted to start impacting SC and North Carolina as early as Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A view of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station. "It's chilling, even from space", he tweeted. "T$3 his is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold also captured some incredible images of the storm from the windows of the space station.

Florence continues to pound Carolinas with heavy rain
Emergency officials warned residents that the peril had probably not passed, as the storm continued to dump torrential rain. The dead included a mother and baby who were killed when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington , North Carolina.

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

Now a major hurricane with winds of 115 miles an hour and increasing, the National Hurricane Center says Florence's forecast track will take the system over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and Florence will approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday.

The National Hurricane Center warned Monday there could be a "life-threatening" storm surge, rip currents, and freshwater flooding along the coasts of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, plus damaging hurricane-force winds at the coasts and further inland.

Jasmine holds a Master's in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto and writes professionally in a broad variety of genres.

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