Monday, 22 October, 2018

The Impact Of Hurricane Florence

Natural gas daily chart Forecasters urge caution as storm churns in Gulf
Sandy Nunez | 15 September, 2018, 17:46

The cloud system associated with Isaac remains poorly organized and Saint Lucia fell between the rain bands of Isaac, hence the island has thus far not received the expected rainfall.

Isaac is forecast to move across the central Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea Thursday, and then move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea through Saturday. The primary concern in the short term is Hurricane Florence.

"Remnants of that system could bring wet weather across western parts of the United Kingdom on Tuesday and we still need to keep an eye on it".

The enduring Tropical Storm Helene is picking up speed and accelerating northward at 23 miles per hour with sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.

The Newnan Times-Herald will continue to monitor the Hurricane Florence and share the latest information online at www.times-herald.com, on our Facebook page and in our daily print editions.

Roy Cooper called Florence an "uninvited brute" that could wipe out entire communities as it grinds its way across land.

A National Weather Service satellite monitoring Hurricane Florence has recorded a wave reaching 83 feet in the storm churning in the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Florence: One million residents evacuated & flights cancelled - is travel safe?
Hurricane Florence is expected to pack a potentially life-threatening punch as it continues its path toward the U.S. east coast. That means locals and their property could be punished with severe hurricane conditions for days, not hours.

"I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth", said Ballance, owner of a seafood restaurant that was flooded. That's enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay, or cover the entire state of Texas with almost 4 inches (10 centimetres) of water.

The storm was more than 400 miles off the coast Wednesday, and had winds in the 130 mph range, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the eastern seaboard Friday morning, which means Coweta County and the surrounding area could begin feeling the effects of the storm late Friday night and Saturday.

Beyond that brief period, the cyclone should weaken a bit as it completes extratropical transition while passing just to the northwest of the Azores Islands and traversing much cooler waters. We will continue to keep you updated.

"The wind was so hard, the waters were so hard, that trying to get out we got thrown into trailers".

As a result, two foreign governments and one local government have taken the decision to end their islands' storm warnings or storm watches. The bottom line is everything we're tracking points towards a catastrophic event.