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Hurricane Florence from space

15 September 2018

A Category 4 hurricane at its strongest, Olivia spent about a week swishing around in the Pacific Ocean without making landfall before it weakened into a tropical storm.

Still, the storm has the capacity for huge destruction. Officials say people refusing to evacuate could end up alone, drenched and in the dark, as rescue crews won't go out to help in winds above 80 km/h.

This photo from Arnold is one of many on his Twitter feed of the Earth from the International Space Station.

NASA also shared a video of the Category 4 storm from the International Space Station.

In this September 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the US east coast as seen 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.

According to Wednesday morning's update from the National Hurricane Center, Florence could park off the coast of the Carolinas on Friday, bringing damaging winds and even extreme storm surges to coastal areas.

ABOVE VIDEO: A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a stark and sobering view of Hurricane Florence at 7:50 a.m. EDT on September 12.

Hurricane Florence is approaching the Eastern Coast of the United States with serious fervor. It's estimated that 1 million people will be impacted by Florence's arrival.

Hurricane Florence from space