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Hurricane Florence from space

Hurricane Florence from space

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.

A Category 4 hurricane at its strongest, Olivia spent about a week swishing around in the Pacific Ocean without making landfall before it weakened into a tropical storm.

This photo from Arnold is one of many on his Twitter feed of the Earth from the International Space Station. NASA shared photos Wednesday showing the risky storm from the International Space Station.

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

- Even from orbit, Hurricane Florence looks like a monster.




The massive storm is threatening the East Coast of the United States with an expected landfall early Friday.

The video was taken on Tuesday as Florence churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles per hour. SC and North Carolina are evacuating people living in vulnerable areas along the coast.

NASA also shared this video-a "stark and sobering" view of Hurricane Florence-shot using a high-definition camera outside the ISS captured.

The head of Duke Energy Corp.'s North Carolina operations says it could take weeks to restore electricity if the company's prediction that 1 million to 3 million of its 4 million customers lose power.