Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

‘Danger to life is possible’: Alert issued ahead of Storm Helene’s arrival

‘Danger to life is possible’: Alert issued ahead of Storm Helene’s arrival

All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but other hurricanes and tropical storms are brewing as well.

Trump urged Americans to "be careful!" during the storm, which he claimed had strengthened.

National Weather Service officials in Honolulu urged residents to remain careful, noting that the difference between a Category 1 hurricane and a tropical storm is just 5 miles per hour wind speed.

While Hurricane Florence pounds North Carolina, another tropical storm is on track to reach Britain early next week. "Be careful!" he tweeted.

"As long as it seems there is a threat to lives, we want to make sure people are safe", Shaw said.

Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at hurricanes.gov. In coastal North Carolina, this could be 20 to 30 inches, isolated up to 40 inches in some areas, which could lead to catastrophic flooding.

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

Florence's new eye appears to be stable enough that the storm is unlikely to undergo another eye-wall-replacement cycle; this means that Florence can continue to build in power, which could spell trouble for the US states that lie in the storm's path, Stewart said in the report.

And, if you're already out of Florence's way but want to help, here's how. "Don't plan to leave once the winds and rains start".

From the Ocracoke Inlet to the North Carolina-Virginia border and from the South Santee River to North Myrtle Beach, the NHC forecast that water could rise as high as 6 feet.

The NHC said in their 11 p.m. advisory that maximum sustained winds are near 65 miles per hour, with higher gusts.

A Hurricane Hunter aircraft has been sent to investigate the depression.

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The storm is moving at 17 miles per hour to the west and has 60 miles per hour winds.

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Indirect hit: Generally refers to areas that do not receive a direct hit from a tropical cyclone but do experience hurricane force winds or tides of at least 4 feet above normal.

Hurricane Helene is forecast to weaken over the eastern Atlantic Ocean, and interests in the Azores islands should monitor the storm's progress.

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid.

The implications of a major landfalling hurricane are devastating.

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At this time no tropical storm/hurricane watches or warnings are in effect for Barbados.

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