By taking this image of Hurricane Florence from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, then placing it over various places around the world using a Google map set to the same scale -- it's possible to get an idea of just how mammoth this storm is.

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Florence would cover Texas from El Paso to Galveston.

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The same goes for most of California...

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...and New England.

Here is what Hurricane Florence would look like across the globe.

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Florence would stretch across the United Kingdom and would swallow Ireland entirely.

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Most of Italy would be affected, as well.

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As would Japan...

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...and Egypt...

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...and Iraq...

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...and Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria.