Florence isn’t the only one; 3 more hurricanes brewing

Florence isn’t the only one; 3 more hurricanes brewing

Florence isn’t the only one; 3 more hurricanes brewing

Helene is projected to continue northwestward tonight with a turn toward the north-northwest on Wednesday before turning northeastward with increasing forward speed, the NHC said.

The Miami-based center said in its 5 a.m. advisory that Florence was about 625 miles southeast of Bermuda, moving west northwest at 9 mph. That Category 4 storm destroyed 15,000 buildings and killed 19 people in North Carolina.

Hurricane Isaac has seriously weakened recently due to the wind shear in the Atlantic.

Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has only been hit by one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel, with 130 miles per hour winds in 1954.

It has been a calmer than-normal tropical storm season up until this point, yet things are grabbing big: three hurricanes are beating in the Atlantic, with Hurricane Florence quickly moving toward the US East Coast.

In Guam, Typhoon Mangkhut - a Category 4 storm - narrowly missed dealing a direct blow to the island.

Stay updated on our Hurricane Florence coverage here, and please prepare yourself now if any of these storms threaten an area where you live.

By noon Monday, Florence was centered about 1,230 miles (1,985 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving west at 13 mph (20 kph).

Some strengthening is expected during the next 36 hours, and Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday.

NHC forecast the possibility that early on Thursday tropical storm conditions are likely in St. Kitts and Nevis. Storms generally form over the equator, where the water temperature is especially high, then move north and west, pushed along by currents in the tropical Atlantic.

The hurricane center said the storm is expected to strengthen and speed up as it approaches the Carolina coast in the coming days.

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, but no federal emergency has been declared in the nation's capital.

Helene - now just southeast of the Cabo Verde islands off the African coast - had winds of 136km/h, and was expected to turn northwest and then north into the open Atlantic by midweek, the NHC said.

Hurricane Florence as seen from the International Space Station on Monday, September 10, 2018. "We're just a strip of land - we're a barrier island", she said. Tuesday morning's data from hurricane-hunting aircraft supports this forecast, the center said.

Once it makes landfall, Florence is predicted to stall and remain over North Carolina for at least 24 hours - increasing the threat of risky flooding, NHC director Ken Graham said on Monday.

Tropical-storm-force wind probabilities from Tuesday through Sunday.

By noon EDT on Monday, Florence had top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.

Hurricane Isaac is holding steady at Category 1 strength as it moves in the open Atlantic near the Lesser Antilles.

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.

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