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Tropics erupt as Florence, Helene and Isaac all churn in the Atlantic

Tropics erupt as Florence, Helene and Isaac all churn in the Atlantic

Helene - now just southeast of the Cabo Verde islands off the African coast - had winds of 136km/h, and was expected to turn northwest and then north into the open Atlantic by midweek, the NHC said. Helene is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 miles per hour. Florence will hit the mid-Atlantic states later in the week. Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area by Thursday morning, with tropical storm conditions possible early Thursday in both the ...


Carolinas, Virginia start evacuations as Hurricane Florence looms

Carolinas, Virginia start evacuations as Hurricane Florence looms

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster warned residents to prepare for possible evacuations and he even called on President Donald Trump to declare a federal emergency in the state to prepare for the impact of the storm. Cooper said he declared the State of Emergency and waived transportation rules to help farmers harvest and transport their crops more quickly. Coastal areas of North Carolina began evacuating on Monday, with a second wave at 7 a.m.


Florence Forecast to Hit East Coast Hard

Florence Forecast to Hit East Coast Hard

The NHC warned that Florence "is forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday night, and is expected to remain an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday". Evacuations of coastal communities began Monday and are expected to continue over the next few days. A Category 5 storm has the potential to cause catastrophic damage.


Fighter Jets Evacuated, Guard Activated as Hurricane Nears East Coast

Fighter Jets Evacuated, Guard Activated as Hurricane Nears East Coast

The "major" hurricane was about 845 kilometres south-southeast of Bermuda on Monday and moving toward land at approximately 20 km/h, according to an advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC ). The Navy has a tracking map for tropical storms too. In Guam, Typhoon Mangkhut - a Category 4 storm - narrowly missed dealing a direct blow to the island .


Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Florence is one of three hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, along with Helene and Isaac. The new forecast track doesn't show any major changes for Florence with models continuing to show the hurricane expected to make landfall Thursday near the SC and North Carolina border.


Thousands ordered evacuated ahead of 'life-threatening' Hurricane Florence

Thousands ordered evacuated ahead of 'life-threatening' Hurricane Florence

The hurricane center said the storm is expected to strengthen and speed up as it approaches the Carolina coast in the coming days. "You see the eye of the storm but you also see this darker red color", explained FOX 13's meteorologist Dave Osterberg, pointing to the enhanced satellite image.