Atlantic Hurricane Season: From Zero to 2017 with Florence, More

Atlantic Hurricane Season: From Zero to 2017 with Florence, More

Atlantic Hurricane Season: From Zero to 2017 with Florence, More

That said, much of the long-term forecast for Isaac was uncertain, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday.

NOAA Hurricane Florence is forecast to hit the northeast coast later this week.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ordered residents in zones along the coast to begin evacuating no later than noon.

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland governors have declared states of emergency.

The National Hurricane Center predicts Florence will reach the East Coast as early as Wednesday night, and its winds are nearing 140 miles per hour.

Hurricane Florence was located south of Bermuda as of the National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. report.

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"Everyone in North Carolina needs to keep a close eye on Florence and take steps now to get ready for impacts later this week", Cooper said.

Trump says the federal government is "absolutely, totally prepared".

Florence is forecast to make landfall in North Carolina late Thursday as a major hurricane and subject the region to high winds and heavy rain. Florence however, exploded from a category 1 storm over the weekend to a category 4 storm to start the week. Ilija Cesal told the newspaper he wouldn't worry about buying extra water or other supplies for a few more days.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said an estimated 1 million people would be fleeing his state's coast, with eastbound Interstate 26 heading into Charleston and US 501 heading into Myrtle Beach reversed to ease the exodus.

According to the N.H.C.'s 5:00 a.m. advisory, the center of Hurricane Helene was located near latitude 14.3 North, longitude 28.9 West. Helene is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 miles per hour (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for another couple of days.

The hurricane could remain powerful as it passes over the U.S. mainland, the NHC warned on Monday morning.

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"Florence carries all of the hazards of a Category 4 hurricane, which is rare in recent times, with rainfall, high-wind damage and storm surge coming all at once", Postel said.

N.H.C. said Isaac is a small hurricane.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from Olivia's center. Any Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane is classified as a major hurricane. It was moving to the west at 16 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. Wind will be the second threat.

For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rains to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia, causing flash floods, mudslides and other risky conditions. "Please stock up on food and water for at least three days and all other items which the National Disaster Office has been advising you to have on hand", Austrie said.

There is Hurricane Helene and Issac which as of this writing are category 1 and 2 storms.

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