Hurricane Helene turns northwestward, not a threat to land

Hurricane Helene turns northwestward, not a threat to land

"Rapid strengthening is forecast, and Florence is forecast to become a major hurricane this morning, and is expected to remain an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday".

In North Carolina, more than 250,00 people are set to be evacuated today from the northern Outer Banks. Isaac became a tropical storm again approaching the Caribbean, while Hurricane Helene was veering northward, no threat to land.

Sustained winds have reached nearly 105 miles per hour.

National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham warned that Florence was forecast to linger over the Carolinas once it reaches shore.

A very active scene in the Tropics is what we're waking up to on this Monday morning with THREE hurricanes and two more disturbances with the potential to become tropical depressions.

According to N.H.C., at 5:00 a.m. today the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.6 North, longitude 48.1 West. Isaac is moving toward the west near 14 miles per hour (22 km/h).

Watches in effect Tuesday forecast a storm surge of up to 12 feet at high tide from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout in North Carolina. While it's expected to remain a tropical storm while it moves across the islands, National Hurricane Center forecasters caution it may pack more of a punch than the recent Hurricane Lane for some areas.

Aside from the winds of a hurricane of that magnitude, other threats include life-threatening storm surge and a prolonged flooding threat due to an expected slow-down in Florence's movement.

It may be the peak of hurricane season for the Atlantic basin, but the strongest tropical system on Earth right now is half a world away, in the western Pacific.

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A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

Trump has declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, and canceled campaign events Thursday and Friday in anticipation of the storm.

Hurricane Helene is maintaining strength as it swirls over the far eastern Atlantic.

Florence is a major Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles per hour.

We'll just have to wait and see where all of them go.

She says the company is bringing in up to 2,000 workers from Florida and the Midwest to augment its 4,600 workers in North Carolina and SC.

Officials in Virginia, North Carolina, and SC have issued emergency warnings ahead of Florence's possible landfall.

"You never know, there could be tree missiles coming from any direction", she said.

The states of North and SC and Virginia - all potentially in Florence's crosshairs - have already issued emergency declarations to help speed preparations.

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