An astronaut has captured a powerful storm from space

Hurricane Florence from space:

Those warily staring at Florence grasp in contrast it to Hurricanes Fran and Hugo, which pummeled North Carolina and SC, respectively, more than two decades ago.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been tracking one of the first major Atlantic hurricanes of 2018 - Hurricane Florence - that has been making rounds since Thursday.

The massive storm is threatening the East Coast of the USA with an expected landfall early Friday. The significant weakening was expected over the weekend. Till now as many as 1.7 million people have evacuated the region.

The storm will slow down because of pushback from a trough - an extended area of low atmospheric pressure - now over Texas, Stacy Stewart, an NHC senior hurricane specialist, said in the update.

Liberty Mutual Insurance and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company write the most commercial property insurance coverage in North and SC, according to a report on Wednesday by Moody's, citing data from SNL Financial.

Florence is about 644 kilometres wide and it's winds have dropped from a peak of 225 km/h to 165 km/h, reducing the hurricane from a terrifying Category 4 to a Category 2. Significant weakening is expected over the weekend.

The storm, which is poised to electrify millions this week within the southeastern US, is "expected to raise existence-threatening storm surge and rainfall" to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and parts of the Mid-Atlantic states, the National Hurricane Middle (NHC) talked about.

Meteorologists suggest that the hurricane will reach the U.S. East coast on September 13.

Hurricane Florence made landfall this morning near Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina, causing huge storm surges, heavy winds, strong winds, and intense flooding.

As Hurricane Florence continues barreling in direction of the Carolinas, NASA has posted a outstanding video of the storm with winds drawing reach 130 miles per hour.

The picture show began earlier in the week.

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.

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