Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Florence is located about 35 mi…55 km w of Myrtle Beach South Carolina and about 45 mi…70 km sse of Florence South Carolina with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…80 km/h. Present movement…w or 260 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.
Tropical Storm Helene is located about 185 mi…300 km wsw of Flores in the Azores with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nne or 25 degrees at 22 mph…35 km/h.
Remnants of Isaac are located about 260 mi…420 km ssw of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic and about 455 mi…730 km ese of Kingston Jamaica with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.
Tropical Storm Joyce is located about 955 mi…1540 km wsw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…e or 85 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 26w (Mangkhut), located approximately 246 nm north-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.
Tropical Depression 27w (Barijat), located approximately 84 nm east-northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (One), located approximately 217 nm south- southwest of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.
East Coast, USA – Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas as a giant, slow-moving storm on Friday, threatening catastrophic flooding while leaving scores in need of rescue from rising waters and hundreds of thousands without power. The centre of the hurricane’s eye came ashore at about 0715 EDT near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina, with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said. North Carolina’s governor, Roy Cooper, said Florence was set to cover almost all of the state in several feet of water. Almost 20,000 people had taken refuge in 157 emergency shelters.