- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

German astronaut Alexander Gerst warned Wednesday that Hurricane Florence is a “no-kidding nightmare” headed straight for the East Coast, as the storm is about 48 hours from making landfall.

Mr. Gerst shared a photo of the storm from aboard the International Space Station, which could only get the entire system by using a super wide-angle lens.

Hurricane Florence is expected to reach the Carolinas’ coast by Friday, but tropical storm force winds will come a day earlier.

The National Hurricane Center has already declared storm surge and hurricane warnings for areas in the Carolinas and Virginia, which means life-threatening conditions are about 36 hours out.

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