Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos

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Florence is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas early Friday, bringing with it 20-30 inches of rain to North Carolina, and almost 40 inches to SC, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Up to 10 million people lie in the path of the storm, which still poses a risk to life and property, although it has been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane.

Astronauts on the ISS captured, from the Earth's orbit, the Hurricane Florence as its ravaging the Atlantic Ocean as its heading towards the US Eastern Coast.

With Hurricane Florence churning toward the East Coast, NASA released a stunning video and photos of the storm from space.


Watching the scene unfold from space, German Alexander Gerst, an astronaut on board the ISS, tweeted photos of the enormous storm.

The US National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Florence maximum sustained winds were 115 miles per hour as any other regular Category 3 storm, on Wednesday at 8 PM EDT. Florence is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall.

ABOVE VIDEO: A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a stark and sobering view of Hurricane Florence at 7:50 a.m. EDT on September 12. SC and North Carolina are evacuating people living in vulnerable areas along the coast.

Ricky Arnold, an astronaut on the International Space Station, shared his view of the storm along with Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Helene, which are also brewing in the Atlantic Ocean.

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