When you see this you might just evacuate; Hurricane Florence

When you see this you might just evacuate Hurricane Florence.

Astronaut Alexander Gerst who is on the ISS (International Space Station) captured some AMAZING photos of Hurricane Florence.

One particular photo stood out and we will show you why it’s important to follow all evacuation orders.

 


Astronaut Alexander Gerst Writes

Watch out, America! Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It’s chilling, even from space.
Hurricane Florence is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide angle lens from the International Space Station, 400 km directly above the eye. Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you. SEE POST


If you are not convinced to leave yet then read this section.

Astronaut Alexander Gerst also shared a few more photos that made me stop and think that has resulted in this blog.

He writes:

This is why the big picture matters, and listening to the official evacuation orders. These two photos are the same – just cropped differently. Please stay safe down there! #HurricaneFlorence#Horizons

Exactly what his he talking about…..

Look for your self in these next images and decide if you want to stay or not.

First, imagine these two very simple google map images!


Image (1)

Image (2)

This is the Cape Hatteras, NC area

Better standard view via Google Maps

Now here is a photo from space of this very same area…

Overlay Google Maps with ISS photo…

Now to zoom out of this angle and postion let this next image sink in!

Can you still spot it???

Astronaut Alexander Gerst Orginal Photos Post Link Here


It is very important that if you are in evacuation zones that you please follow those instructions. Life-threatening storm surge, coastal flooding, tremendous rainfall, damaging winds of 130 mph and flying debris is not something to gamble with.

View our interactive live webcam map here: Visit Link

 

BULLETIN

Hurricane Florence Advisory Number  54

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL062018

500 PM EDT Wed Sep 12 2018

…FLORENCE MOVING STEADILY TOWARD THE CAROLINA COASTAL AREAS…

…LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND RAINFALL EXPECTED…

SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION

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LOCATION…30.9N 72.5W

ABOUT 385 MI…615 KM SE OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA

ABOUT 420 MI…675 KM ESE OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…120 MPH…195 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…949 MB…28.03 INCHES