NASA Satellite Finds Winds Tearing Tropical Depression Isaac Apart

NASA Satellite Finds Winds Tearing Tropical Depression Isaac Apart

NASA Satellite Finds Winds Tearing Tropical Depression Isaac Apart

Appeals to stay safe came from as far away as space as German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted pictures of the monster storm taken from the International Space Station along with the warning: "Watch out, America!"

A damaged awning is seen as winds from Hurricane Florence on September 14, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Hurricane Florence is hitting along the North Carolina and SC coastline bringing high winds and rain.

They don't retire the name of every hurricane - and there's already a buzz that Florence will join the likes of Hazel (1954), Hugo (1989), Fran (1996) and Isabel (2003), the four most destructive hurricanes to strike the southeastern United States.

Florence could threaten the largest rainfall event in USA history, Hurricane Harvey, the 2017 whirlwind that settled over Texas and dropped more than 60 inches of rain, turning roadways into rivers, destroying homes and buildings and killing almost 90 people.

S.C. National Guard members load gear into a truck in advance of Hurricane Florence. Approximately 1,600 soldiers and airmen have been mobilized to respond to Hurricane Florence

He said: We are ready but this is going to be one of the biggest ones to ever hit our country.

The US president said he had spoken to governors of threatened states, adding that the "federal government stands by, ready to assist 24/7". Protection of life is the absolute highest priority and that's what we are doing.

Helene, which has been downgraded from a hurricane, is among a glut of tropical storms brewing in the region, with mass evacuations under way in southern USA states as Hurricane Florence barrels across Virginia and the Carolinas.

"This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding", the NHC said.

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Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte.

Duke Energy, the nation's No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks.

As of 2:00 am, the eye of the storm was 235 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwest at 17 mph.

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Forecasters expected some strengthening today, as Florence marches west-north-west at around 13kmh.

"The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety", Deal said.

Bridges, airports and ferry services in the affected areas face closure if winds grow too violent, while roads and rail routes might also be cut off.

The states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland have all declared states of emergency ahead of Florence.

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In addition to tens of thousands of homes and businesses, five military bases and half a dozen nuclear power plants are also in the path of the storm. "There's nobody left to work". "You can't stop Mother Nature".

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