Hurricane Florence, a powerful Category 4 storm, could stall upon reaching the Carolina coast and make a slight shift south toward SC once it makes landfall, becoming "a major flooding event", according to Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean.
NASA also shared a video of the Category 4 storm from the International Space Station.
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. NASA shared photos Wednesday showing the unsafe storm from the International Space Station.
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut who's now orbiting Earth from 250 miles up, has a warning for humans on the planet below him.
"Hurricane Florence may now be dipping a bit south and hitting a portion of the Great State of Georgia", he wrote.
Early on Wednesday, astronaut Alexander Gerst captured this absolutely stunning image of Florence's eye from the International Space Station, some 250 miles above Earth. Florence is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall. One North Carolina county has already issued a mandatory evacuation order, and locals throughout the region have cleared supermarket shelves of bottled water. It's estimated that 1 million people will be impacted by Florence's arrival.