Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

Helene, which has been downgraded from a hurricane, is among a glut of tropical storms brewing in the region, with mass evacuations under way in southern U.S. states as Hurricane Florence barrels across Virginia and the Carolinas. It will continue to move to the west and away from the V.I. during the overnight hours.

The official track has Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night until landfall Saturday morning or so, then veering south through SC and Georgia into Monday.

The National Hurricane Center is predicting the storm will produce "catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding".

Olivia's maximum sustained winds are about 60 miles per hour, after the storm weakened from Category 1 strength, forecasters said.

Tropical Storm Isaac is also worth paying attention to, but the news as of Wednesday is encouraging. Many areas in the low-lying city flood with routine rain storms, causing street closures and detours.

It's unclear whether Isaac could reach the US mainland.

Tornadoes: Tornadoes will be possible along and to the right of the track of Florence, including the Midlands, Pee Dee and Catawba Regions, this is especially in SC.

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This remarkable satellite image shows Hurricane Florence is one of just nine potentially risky storms now circling around the world.

The public is also advised to take care near to the coastline, with injuries from large waves and beach material being thrown onto the seafront.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center.

Isaac was a hurricane Sunday night but downgraded when maximum sustained winds fell below 74 miles per hour.

Florence is now churning through the Atlantic, only a few hundred miles off the coast of Wilmington, N.C.

The implications of a major landfalling hurricane are devastating.

Hurricane Helene is travelling through the Atlantic at the moment and once she gets here, she'll have enough rain and wind for everyone. A steady stream of vehicles filled with people and belongings is moving inland. Landfall is expected early Friday.

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