“Houston, we have a hurricane.”
That’s the message astronaut Jack D. Fischer sent to his Twitter followers early Saturday from aboard the International Space Station. Fischer, a native of Colorado and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, posted the words with an image of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Texas on Friday night.
“Our thoughts & prayers are with folks feeling Harvey’s wrath, as dawn breaks after a long night of rain,” Fischer also wrote.
Fischer also tweeted a picture of the storm as seen from orbit Friday morning.
Harvey hit Texas as a Category 4 hurricane late Friday. By Saturday morning, the storm had been downgraded to Category 1 and has since atrophied to tropical storm status. The storm has already cut a swath of devastation on the Texas coast, causing massive damage in Rockport. Meanwhile, Houston waits to see what the storm will bring its way. In Central Texas, steady rainfall is expected to continue through the weekend.
See more views of Hurricane Harvey from space below.
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