Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Florence remains a powerful category four hurricane

Florence remains a powerful category four hurricane

The storm would be expected to die out by Wednesday, Ms Smith said.

"We are still in the peak of the 2018 hurricane season; therefore, residents must continue to remain vigilant, monitor the weather and ensure emergency supply kits are prepared with up to ten days of supplies".

Instead, Atlantic tropical storms are given their names based on pre-set lists from the National Hurricane Center (lists that originated in 1953) and are maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an worldwide committee of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Florence is forecast to dump up to 100 centimeters (40 inches) of rain in some areas after making landfall in North and South Carolina Thursday night or Friday, September 14.

Interestingly, the Atlantic Ocean housed three hurricanes at the same time, that before Tropical Storm Isaac being downgraded from its former hurricane status.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence was 580 miles south, south east of Bermuda with winds of 115 mph and strengthening into a major storm.

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It said that maximum sustained winds are near 75 miles per hour with higher gusts and that additional strengthening is expected over the next day or two.

More than 2 feet of rain already had fallen in places, and the drenching went on and on as Florence, a hurricane-turned-tropical storm, practically parked itself over the two states.

Remnants of the hurricane are expected to hit the United Kingdom on Tuesday, after it has travelled across the Atlantic over the weekend. The Saffir-Simpson scale that meteorologists use to measure hurricanes reflects only the wind speeds involved in the storm, and right now Hurricane Florence's winds are hovering at maximum speeds of about 110 miles per hour (175 km/h). Expect winds to increase on Saturday to 15-30mph across the entire CSRA, with the 30mph more likely in the northern/eastern areas. "We should also continue to keep our brothers and sisters located in the Carolinas in our thoughts and prayers as Hurricane Florence approaches their area".

Less rain is predicted for St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. She retreated and was eventually rescued by a boat crew; 140 more awaited assistance.

We started tracking Helene as it pushed off of the coastline of Africa and intensified.

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