Florence isn't the only one. There are more hurricanes brewing

Florence isn't the only one. There are more hurricanes brewing

Florence isn't the only one. There are more hurricanes brewing

Three named hurricanes are now making their paths through the Atlantic Ocean, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying that one of the three - Hurricane Florence - is a "potential threat to Bermuda", while the other two - Hurricane Helene and Hurricane Isaac - are "not a threat to Bermuda at this time".

Forecasters at the University of MI predict that 2.4 million people will lose power from Hurricane Florence and some outages could be prolonged.

Isaac has weakened to a tropical storm, but as it gets closer to the Lesser Antilles with a threat of strong winds and heavy rains, a hurricane watch has been issued for Guadeloupe, Martinique and Dominica, while Antigua and Montserrat are under tropical storm watch.

That's about one-fourth the number who suffered outages from Hurricane Sandy, which hit a more populated area around New Jersey in 2012. "Swells will remain very rough to the south and east for Wednesday while gradually shifting southerly as Florence moves away to our southwest".

Rain measured in feet is "looking likely", he said. The storm is expected to slow down and possibly stall near or over the coast on Friday.

It is a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km).

It's too early to know the exact path, but forecasters said Florence could blow ashore in the Carolinas by Thursday.

The NHC added that Florence, which reached major hurricane status several days ago but weakened into a tropical storm, now has an eye.

Immediately to the north of Virginia, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said his state was also was "preparing for the potential of historic, catastrophic and life-threatening flooding".


A storm surge watch is in effect for.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said that Isaac, packing winds of 75 miles per hour (mph) located near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 43.9 West and moving toward the west near 14 mph.

Far from this hurricane parade on the other side of the globe, Tropical Storm Olivia is flying solo east of Hawaii.

This storm is lined up behind Florence in the Atlantic.

Beyond the damage from wind and high surf, Hurricane Florence is predicted to slow over the Carolinas where it may dump up to 30 inches of rain over much of North and SC.

"A high pressure system, known as a Bermuda high has been in place, forcing Florence to take a path south and west of what we typically see", Klotz said.

Several meteorologists said Florence could do what Hurricane Harvey did previous year over Texas, dumping days of rain, although not quite as bad.

Florence interrupted her stay on North Carolina's Outer Banks. The storm is anticipated to move near of over the central Lesser Antilles on Thursday and into the eastern Caribbean Sea late Thursday night at near hurricane strength. But the season is just now peaking, and Hurricanes Florence, Isaac, and Helene are a stark reminder that we are not out of the woods yet.

In the village of Buxton, Liz Browning Fox plans to ride the storm out in her house on top of a ridge. It is not a threat to the U.S.

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