Hurricane Florence, the Category 2 storm heading straight for my parents' SC house, has the country on high alert.
Hurricane Florence is approaching the Eastern Coast of the United States with serious fervor. Outer bands from the hurricane were lashing land on Thursday, at least a full day before the National Hurricane Center expects the slow-moving storm's eye to blow ashore around the North Carolina-South Carolina line.
Millions of people in the U.S. are in the path of Hurricane Florence and are getting ready for a storm that it's believed to land on the continent on early Saturday morning.
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.
The video, taken with a high-definition camera outside the International Space Station, shows a "stark and sobering view" of the Category 4 storm as it moves in a west-northwesterly direction across the Atlantic. "It's chilling, even from space", he tweeted.
Watch out, America! Hurricane Florence is so enormous that we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the International Space Station, 400 km directly above the eye.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite, meanwhile, snapped a truly awesome photo of the whirlwind, creeping closer to the American south.
As Hurricane Florence continues barreling toward the Carolinas, NASA has posted a remarkable video of the storm with winds approaching 130 miles per hour.