Met Service issues severe weather alert for all parishes Sunday to Monday
Met Service issues severe weather alert for all parishes Sunday to Monday
Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm
15 September, 2018, 09:57
The center of Isaac is forecast to pass 109 miles south of St. Croix at 2 a.m. on Friday.
Earlier forecasts showed that the storm was slated to directly hit around North and SC. "Surge-related flooding can vary greatly over short distances", the advisory said.
The Met Office said you may expect: "Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible".
According to the National Hurricane Center, a burst of deep convection developed Thursday and covered the previously exposed center of Isaac Thursday evening, but there was evidence of northwesterly shear over the cyclone, causing some of the cloud cover to quickly blow off toward the southeast. Isaac continues to move westward at 20 miles per hour or 31 km/h. However, cloudiness and showers trailing Tropical Depression Isaac will continue to affect the Lesser Antilles including Saint Lucia during the next 24 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center. Then Florence is expected to move to the northwest toward Columbia, SC on Saturday, weakening as it does so, before continuing into the SC upstate by Sunday, undergoing further weakening. That's out in open ocean, where waves are much larger than those reaching the coast as storm surge.
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Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. At least 12,000 people had taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Cooper said, with more facilities being opened.
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.
A tropical storm warning is in effect from Duck, North Carolina, to the North Carolina/Virginia border, with a watch in effect from there to the Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort. Swells generated by the storm could produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
"This storm will bring destruction to North Carolina", Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday morning. There have been 15 identified storms in the Pacific since the hurricane season began.
The first large power outage in the Wilmington area also occurred Thursday morning, with the Duke outage map showing almost 1,400 customers in the Acme-Delco area of Columbus County and northwest Brunswick County without power.
Forecasters say Hurricane Florence is expected to steadily slow down as it makes its way toward the East Coast.
A spokeswoman said: "Basically Helene is in the Atlantic at the moment and is crossing the Atlantic and is expected to track towards the UK". "We're about to be in the thick of it".
On the other hand, if the company and fire officials do have a good idea of what happened, residents should be told that as well. ET on Thursday, and the Massachusetts State Police said it had received at least 70 reports of fires and natural gas odors.
More than a million people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate. More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.
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The outer bands of Hurricane Florence began battering the coast of North and South Carolina Thursday with strong winds and rain. A state of emergency has been declared in five coastal states - North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland and Virginia.
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When all is said and done, Florence could pour 40 inches of rain along some parts of the North Carolina coast, according to CNN . Ken Graham, the director of the National Hurricane Center, said: "It truly is really about the whole size of this storm".
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