Friday, 16 November, 2018

Four reported dead from Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Helene is not expected to pose any danger as it turns northward in the Atlantic Ocean 2 p.m. update: Florence within 110 miles of Wilmington
Kim Reese | 15 September, 2018, 14:07

There are 5.25 million people under hurricane warnings and watches and another 4.89 million under tropical storm watches and warnings.

Then there's Tropical Storm Joyce, a relative newcomer, that is moving southwestward about 1,090 miles west-southwest of the Azores, packing winds of 40 mph and moving at 8 mph. "Gradual weakening is forecast over the next couple of days, and Helene is expected to become a tropical storm on Thursday". Maximum sustained winds Friday morning were near 35 miles per hour with higher gusts.

"Regardless of development, heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected across portions of northeastern Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana on Friday and Saturday", the hurricane center said.

"We can not stress this enough, Florence poses a very serious threat to people who live far away from the coast", said a National Weather Service tweet late Tuesday.

Met Éireann said: "Current indications are that (ex-) tropical storm Helene will approach Ireland's south coast during Tuesday".

The hurricane center is giving the system a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm within the next five days.

Often the greatest threat from a hurricane is the storm surge. Floodwaters submerged U.S. Highway 264, cutting off a major route to other flood-prone areas along the river and the adjacent Pamlico Sound.

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Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area - Guadeloupe, Martinique and Dominica - by Thursday morning, with tropical storm conditions possible early Thursday in both the tropical storm watch area - Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis, and Montserrat - and the hurricane watch areas, the NHC added.

Since the hurricane season began this summer, there have been nine named storms in the Atlantic, which is above average, Klotzbach said.

The storm is also predicted to bring historic rainfall of up to 35 inches to the Wilmington region.

It is presently located about 965 km east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

September 14 (UPI) Tropical Storm Helene was expected to bring heavy rain and wind to the Azores this weekend, the National Hurricane Center said Friday.

Meteorologist at the Met Office Emma Smith said: "Helene is moving up from the Atlantic towards us".

Hurricane Florence made landfall early Friday morning, prompting the National Hurricane Center to issue storm surge warnings for both Carolinas.

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