High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence

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The National Hurricane Center warned Monday there could be a "life-threatening" storm surge, rip currents, and freshwater flooding along the coasts of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, plus damaging hurricane-force winds at the coasts and further inland.

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As it approached the US on Wednesday, the International Space Station (ISS) recorded some startling footage.

Viewed through the wide-angle camera of the International Space Station which orbits at 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth, Hurricane Florence appears swirling above the Atlantic Ocean as it's moving west-northwest towards the North and SC. NASA shared photos Wednesday showing the unsafe storm from the International Space Station.

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Hurricane Florence is approaching the Eastern Coast of the United States with serious fervor.

Watching the scene unfold from space, German Alexander Gerst, an astronaut on board the ISS, tweeted photos of the enormous storm. Florence, the most ominous for U.S. residents, is expected to make landfall today.

Hurricane Florence is at the doorstep of North and SC, and she's not going away anytime soon.

The US National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Florence maximum sustained winds were 115 miles per hour as any other regular Category 3 storm, on Wednesday at 8 PM EDT. It's estimated that 1 million people will be impacted by Florence's arrival.

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