Hurricane Florence, Isaac, Helene Tropical Update

Tropics erupt as Florence, Helene and Isaac all churn in the Atlantic

Tropics erupt as Florence, Helene and Isaac all churn in the Atlantic

Hurricane Florence is expected to become a unsafe "major hurricane" by late Monday as it heads toward the US East Coast, the National Hurricane Centre said, as states of emergency were declared in preparation for the storm.

North and SC and Virginia ordered mass evacuations along the coast. "It's going to destroy homes", said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Forecasters said their hurricane hunter aircraft found Florence strengthening as it churned about 1,160 kilometres southeast of Bermuda.

For more general information on the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, check out this hurricane season guide by Live Science, a Space.com sister site.

Meanwhile, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said that there is little change in the strength of Hurricane Isaac that has winds of 75 miles per hour and moving closer towards the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles.

In the Pacific, Hurricane Olivia triggered warnings for multiple Hawaiian islands as it blew west toward an arrival over the state as soon as late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Isaac, Hurricane Helene track in Atlantic Ocean.

Aside from the winds of a hurricane of that magnitude, other threats include life-threatening storm surge and a prolonged flooding threat due to an expected slow-down in Florence's movement.

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The National Hurricane Center says the storm system nearing the Gulf could become a tropical depression later this week and affect parts of Texas, Louisiana and northeastern Mexico.

Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area by Thursday morning, with tropical storm conditions possible early Thursday in both the hurricane and tropical storm watch areas.

Forecasters say the hurricane's strength is expected to fluctuate but it still will be a unsafe storm by the time it reaches the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday.

Behind Isaac, Hurricane Helene is rapidly gaining strength, with wind speeds of over 105 miles per hour.

In the village of Buxton, Liz Browning Fox plans to ride the storm out in her house on top of a ridge.

There are no coastal warnings or watches associated with the storm. It took Matheson and her husband almost the whole day Monday to drive the 60 miles (100 kilometers) off the barrier island.

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid.

Many newcomers have moved to the coast in the almost 19 years since the last strong hurricane - Floyd - threatened the area. "Already we're getting some overwash, the ocean is coming over 12", she said, referring to the islands' main road.

Florence is a major Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles per hour. "There is no way to be completely safe", but going inland might not be much safer.

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