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Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall at 7:15 AM EDT near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane with estimated maximum winds of 90 mph. As of 5 PM EDT, Florence is now a tropical storm with estimated maximum winds of 70 mph and is located near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. It is forecasted to move across South Carolina and weaken into a tropical depression by Sunday. NASA Earth Science is bringing all relevant observations and science expertise to bear on Hurricane Florence before, during, and after landfall to provide situational awareness to stakeholders and the public. The intent is to provide a more comprehensive awareness throughout the entire disaster life cycle.

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About the NASA Disasters Program

The Disasters Applications area promotes the use of Earth observations to improve prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. Disaster applications and applied research on natural hazards support emergency mitigation approaches, such as early warning systems, and providing information and maps to disaster response and recovery teams.

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