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Saint in Paradise
13-09-2018, 10:46 AM
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut orbiting Earth from 250 miles (402 kilometres) up, has a warning for humans on the planet below him.

"Watch out, America!" Gerst, who joined the crew of the International Space Station in June, said Wednesday in a tweet featuring pictures he took of Hurricane Florence.

"This is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you," he added.

https://www.sciencealert.com/astronauts-photos-of-hurricane-florence-from-international-space-station

Sheaf Saint
13-09-2018, 11:05 AM
Yeah I saw this on Twitter yesterday. The images look like something from a sci-fi film.

I see that Florence has now been downgraded from category four to category two, which will be of some relief to many who were expecting the worst, but still it looks likely to cause some major damage and flooding.

OldNick
13-09-2018, 11:42 AM
The trouble is that they call wolf all the time about how bad its going to be, quite often it peters out

Pamplemousse
13-09-2018, 02:32 PM
The issue isn't the wind, it's the fact that it's going to arrive on the coast and barely move, so it's just going to dump a load of rain

badgerx16
13-09-2018, 02:34 PM
Whatever happens, Trump will downplay it and claim that the media coverage is "fake news".