Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Will Make a ‘Grand Tour’ of Southeastern States

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"The National Hurricane Middle forecasts extra strengthening for Florence earlier to it reaches the shoreline of North Carolina and SC early Friday, Sept. 14", NASA wrote within the description of the video.

NASA also shared this video-a "stark and sobering" view of Hurricane Florence-shot using a high-definition camera outside the ISS captured.

Florence plowed into the Carolinas, knocking down trees, gorging rivers, dumping sheets of rain as it lumbered slowly inland before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc.

A camera at the Frying Pan Tower located 34 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina has been livestreaming a view of the Atlantic Ocean since May, and is powering through the storm to dutifully record an American flag over the rising waves.

Millions of people in the U.S. are in the path of Hurricane Florence and are getting ready for a storm that it's believed to land on the continent on early Saturday morning.

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.

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Those warily watching Florence have compared it to Hurricanes Fran and Hugo, which pummeled North Carolina and SC, respectively, more than two decades ago.

The storm's first casualties were reported in Wilmington, North Carolina, just north of where this pier is located.

Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore.

As a result of hurricane in the state of North Carolina 5 people were killed, more than 500 houses in the coastal areas is unplugged or destroyed.

As the trough moves east, it will disrupt the winds that steer the hurricane, Stewart said.

After making landfall this Friday (Sept. 14), the massive storm will now "wobble" southward and then head west, making a "big, grand tour" of the southeastern United States, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) meteorologist Kevin Scasny said in a statement released today (Sept. 12).

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