Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Science | By Michele Flores

NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall

NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall

"This storm is going to continue its violent grind across our state for days", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said.

The National Weather Service is predicting "catastrophic flash flooding" along the coastline of the Carolinas.

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from its center.

"Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Florence on September 14 at 7:41 a.m. EDT minutes after the storm made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina packing winds of 90 miles an hour", NASA said in a video description. New Bern is about 32 miles north of Morehead City, North Carolina, and 101 miles southeast of Raleigh.

The center of the storm is expected to make landfall near Wilmington between 8 a.m. and noon.

But one innovative weather report has been praised for showing exactlyhow high water levels could get thanks to the storm. The city said two FEMA teams were working on swift-water rescues and more were on the way.

Over 645,000 power outages were reported Friday morning.

As rescuers battled strong winds and debris-filled floodwaters to pluck hundreds of stranded people from their homes, officials confirmed at least three deaths from the monster storm, while U.S. media reported a fourth.

He added that people living near rivers, streams and lowland areas in the region were most at risk.

More than 1.7 million people in Virginia, North and SC were told to evacuate ahead of Florence's arrival.

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He confirmed that due to rising waters, some people are waiting for rescue in their attics and on their roofs. Atlantic Beach was receiving winds of roughly 65-75 miles per hour as of 3:30 p.m.

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More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. The typhoon is expected to make landfall in the Philippines Saturday before barreling toward China, Vietnam and Laos.

New Bern, the city on the North Carolina coast where the Neuse River and Trent River intersect, was reeling Friday after being inundated from flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.

Still, he said: "I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth".

"I had a lot of fear initially but I'm glad to be inside and safe", said Zelda Allen, 74, a retired tax accountant from Hampstead, North Carolina, who was riding out the storm at Wilmington's Hotel Ballast with her husband.

The storm is likely to bring significant rain to the Carolinas, where some places could see upwards of 20 inches, the update said.

The NHC described Florence as a "slow mover" and said it had the potential to dump historic amounts of rain on North and SC, as much as one metre in some places.

These types of slow-moving storms - like Hurricane Harvey - can be particularly unsafe because of the rain and flooding they can bring.

About 70 people were pulled from a motel near Camp LeJeune at the height of the storm as the roof started to collapse.

The Weather Channel was immediately branded "fake news", with some users wondering whether it was acquired by CNN, a prime target of US President Donald Trump's criticism of the mainstream media.

By early afternoon, Florence's winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week.

More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.

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