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Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence

Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Helene continued weakening in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and is expected to become a tropical storm by Thursday night, forecasters said.

Tropical Storm Isaac made its closest approach to St. Croix Thursday night, passing nearly 200 miles to the south and having no apparent impact on the territory as it made its leisurely way across the Caribbean.

Helene is among a glut of tropical storms brewing in the region, with mass evacuations under way in southern U.S. states as Florence barrels across Virginia and the Carolinas.

What that means for north central Florida is that there is small chance that the area could receive sustained winds of 39 miles per hour, the threshold for a tropical storm. "A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations hard or risky".

Latest weather prediction models from the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) show the tail end of Helene could start affecting south-west England as early as Monday afternoon.

Of the Atlantic's two active hurricanes - Florence and Helene - Florence posed the greatest threat to land, as it neared the Carolinas and Virginia as a Category 3 hurricane.

Public gatherings banned in Zimbabwe capital over cholera
He said his ministry has come up with a platform for effective communication to ensure schools remain safe. We are working very hard to help the government".

Meanwhile, in the Caribbean tropical storm Isaac is moving westward at an approximate speed of 27 km/h.

Hurricane Florence continues to barrel towards the East Coast impacting people and property by late this week. This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash flooding. "We're still going to have a Category 4 storm surge".

Near Hawaii, Post-Tropical Cyclone Olivia is blowing with winds of over 50 km/h, but it's moving away from the islands. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

The storm is expected to die down by Wednesday. It is still a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 miles per hour. Tropical storm force winds and several inches of rain are possible, depending on the exact track of the storm.

In South Carolina and other parts of North Carolina, rain could be 6 to 12 inches, isolated up to 24 inches.

Current guidance suggests the potential for warning level winds and perhaps rain with the system.


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