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Severe weather warning issued as Hurricane Helene bears down on Ireland

Severe weather warning issued as Hurricane Helene bears down on Ireland

Helene is now one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as it heads towards landfall in the U.S. states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

"Currently, Helene is 2000km southwest of the Azores and remains a category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 130kph and gusts in excess of 170 kph", he continued.

Florence, which will touch land on Friday on the East Coast of the United States, is an intense hurricane whose moving over the waters of the North Atlantic has been relatively slow.

The depression is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h), and this general motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

While now classified as a hurricane, Helene will be downgraded to a storm by the time it reaches the shores of Northern Ireland. Tropical Storm Isaac was expected to pass south of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba.

Hurricane Florence continues to barrel towards the East Coast impacting people and property by late this week.

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

Often the greatest threat from a hurricane is the storm surge.

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As details of the book's contents percolated out into the press ahead of its release, the president's stance had sharply changed. I've found that the best books about the Trump era are not really about Trump at all. "The Dems are going insane !" he said.

Terrifying as the situation is (I am regularly checking on my folks, who abandoned Charleston for the highlands of North Carolina), there is a silver lining.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Olivia was close to Hawaii, where tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect, according to the Pacific Hurricane Center.

Like Isaac, Tropical Storm Joyce is packing maximum winds of about 65 km/h.

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

Tropical Storm Isaac is also worth paying attention to, but the news as of Wednesday is encouraging.

The NHC forecast track shows the storm decreasing in forward speed as it heads west towards Central America. Earlier forecasts showed that the storm was slated to directly hit around North and SC.

Rain projections also increased, with some locations along the North Carolina coast now expected to get up to 40 inches. Tropical storm force winds and several inches of rain are possible, depending on the exact track of the storm.

Current guidance suggests the potential for warning level winds and perhaps rain with the system.

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