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NASA footage reveals the 'menacing' Hurricane Florence

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 14 Sep 2018, 10:13:44 AM
NASA footage reveals the 'menacing' Hurricane Florence (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

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. NASA has been providing new angles and perspective from the space to help the ones dealing with the issue. NASA astronauts used a super wide-angle lens to capture the footage of Hurricane Florence, due to the massive size of it. One of the first major Atlantic hurricanes of 2018, Hurricane Florence is now under category 2 with max winds at 105 mph.

NASA astronauts working from the International Space Station termed Hurricane Florence as menacing as NASA has been tracking the hurricane since September 10 as it is constantly growing in size and speed.

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Meanwhile, it touched the 130 mph mark, reaching to category 4, but depleted quickly to category 2 soon again.

However, Hurricane Florence is still a huge threat to 10 million people in and around the Carolina coast as people continue to evacuate the area. Till now as many as 1.7 million people have evacuated the region.

A total of 3 storms have been spotted by the satellites as of September 13: Joyce, Isaac, and Helene.

The Hurricane season 2018 is expected to last till November.

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First Published : 14 Sep 2018, 08:15:57 AM

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