Hurricane Helene ‘THREAT TO LIFE’ warning - United Kingdom to be hit on MONDAY

Michele Stevens
September 14, 2018

The National Hurricane Center says the waves were measured by satellite. As the storm moves inland, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland will also be in peril.

That's almost double the wave heights documented on Tuesday, when the NHC said satellites had observed "an expansive area of wave heights 12 feet or greater" circulating around Hurricane Florence and peak waves of 45 feet near its center.

The poorly organized, 45-mph storm is not expected to strengthen but should maintain its tropical storm strength for the next few days. Florence remains a risky Cat 4 with max winds of 130 miles per hour with a NW movement of 15 miles per hour.

The Category 3 storm will near the coast of the Carolinas Friday. When Isaac reaches the west-central Caribbean Sea in a couple of days, the shear may relax somewhat and the global models suggest that there will be an increase in mid-level moisture. Wind shear, which refers to fluctuations in wind strength in the atmosphere, something that tears storms apart, is present in Isaac's path.

He said the agency will be monitoring Florence and holding meetings with the state Division of Emergency Management.

Mr Bowles said winds would top 80mph in parts of the United Kingdom with heavy, fast moving rain.

Hurricane Florence isn't the only storm threatening lives and property around the world.

The center of the Category 4 Hurricane, still swirling with top winds of 130 mph (215 kph), was about 530 miles (855 kilometers) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, approaching the coast at 17 mph (28 kph).

The French government has issued a hurricane watch for Guadeloupe and Martinique; Barbados has done so for Dominica and officials in Antigua and Barbuda issued a tropical storm watch for Antigua and Montserrat, the NHC said. The storm is moving toward the southwest near 6 miles per hour (9 km/h). Some flooding was forecast early in the day for parts of North Florida, but those forecasts were adjusted later to include high swells and minor coastal flooding at high tide.

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