New Delhi : The deadly Hurricane Florence is all set to create devastation in major part of the United States. Evacuation warnings have been announced for more than million people.
Hurricane Florence is one of the first major Atlantic hurricanes. It is so big that, NASA astronauts had to use a super wide-angle lens to shoot it. NASA has been tracking the storm for a few days and now offers a new footage from the space.
With max winds at 105 mph, it is scheduled to hit the Carolina coast anytime.
NASA astronauts on the International Space Station described the hurricane as "menacing." NASA started tracking the hurricane around Sept. 10. As it moved across the Atlantic, it grew in size and wind speed.
Reaching a Category 4 at one point with 130 mph winds and spanning an area larger than the state of North Carolina. But as it neared the coast on Sept. 13, it weakened to a Category 2.
It's still a threat to 10 million people on and near the coast. And 1.7 million people have already evacuated the area. Flooding from rain and storm surges are the biggest threat.
But Hurricane Florence is just the start. More 3 tropical storms, namely Isaac, Joyce, and Helene have been noted to hit the Atlantic
It is possible that people living near rivers, streams and lowland areas in the region were most at risk. The National Hurricane Centre says that despite the gradual lowering in wind strength, the storm remains extremely dangerous because of the high volume of rainfall and storm.