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PIX: Hurricane Florence From Space

14 September 2018

As Hurricane Florence closes in on Wilmington, North Carolina (where it's projected to make landfall tomorrow), the ISS managed to capture a stunning video of the hurricane's titanic mass moving across the Atlantic as the station flew 255 miles (410 kilometers) overhead.

Fox News reported that sustained winds were picking up a bit along the North Carolina coast.

Florence is the most unsafe of three tropical systems in the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Isaac was expected to pass south of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba.

The image circles some of the points where the most extreme weather is set to batter the world this week, giving a word of warning about the dangers they pose.

Hurricane Florence kept everyone on edge Wednesday, when the storm began sliding southward and taking aim at the Georgia coast.

A hurricane-hunter airplane measured 25-metre waves near the eye of Florence, according to a tweet from the National Hurricane Center. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides.

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As Graham says, "just because you have a landfall to your south doesn't mean you're out of the woods, because the winds are huge around this system". Jeff Merkley's claim that the Trump administration diverted $10 million from FEMA to ICE for housing illegal immigrants caught up in the President Trump's zero tolerance policy at the border. This storm is heading toward North and SC late Thursday into Friday. Homeland Security officials say the headquarters money is funded by a separate account altogether, and legally could not be spent for disaster relief.

"Disaster is at the doorstep and is coming in", Cooper said.

Merkley provided no evidence for his suggestion that the money came from hurricane response funds.

'And that's saying a lot given the impacts we've seen from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd and Matthew. "If you are on the coast, there is still time to get out safely".

"Today's the day", he said.

The latest tracks for Category 4 storm Florence, released early Wednesday morning, now have the storm staying farther south, following the European model.

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Although slow weakening is expected to begin by late Thursday, Florence is still forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane when it nears the USA coast late Thursday and Friday, the NHC added.

In addition, a high-pressure ridge that's parked over the East Coast is expected to prevent Florence from doing the typical swerve away from the Carolinas and also keep it stuck for multiple days once it reaches land. REUTERS/Randall HillDennis Kernodle talks on the phone during storm preparations of his oceanfront home ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, U.S. September 12, 2018. People getting a little more than moist over it'.

"Once the storm starts to move inland it will break apart", Jones explained. For now, it appears four to seven inches of rain could fall but, if the storms takes a more southerly track into SC, that rainfall could be reduced.

Florence is a large hurricane and will affect much of North and SC.

Updated NHC forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast of the Carolinas, carrying days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland flooding from SC to Virginia.

Most of the area will likely endure winds near or just below Tropical Storm force Friday. Rain will continue through Sunday, dumping feet of water over a wide area.

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A unsafe Hurricane Florence is steadily making its way to the U.S. East Coast.