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TD 9 strengthens into Tropical Storm Isaac

TD 9 strengthens into Tropical Storm Isaac

Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for the state today after weather forecasters stated Tropical Storm Florence is becoming a "better organized" weather system that will likely strengthen into a hurricane later this evening.

With an eye on Hurricane Florence, governors in Virginia, North Carolina and SC have declared states of emergency, warning residents to prepare for a risky storm.

"Florence is. expected to remain an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday", the hurricane center warned.

Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and SC, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. The storm was centred about 790 miles (1,270 kilometres) southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 6 mph (9 kph).

It is one of three storms in the Atlantic Ocean, with Tropical Storm Florence movng toward the U.S. East Coast and Tropical Storm Helene heading toward some of the Cabo Verde islands.

Florence could bring a life-threatening coastal storm surge, and inland flooding as far north as Virginia, the NHC said.

Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 140 miles per hour (220 kph) as it moved west-northwest at 13 miles per hour (20 kph).

The latest forecast models have increased the likelihood that Florence will pose a serious direct threat to part of the Eastern Seaboard this week as a potentially major hurricane.

The hurricane center said it was still too early to predict its exact path.

Tropical Depression Six becomes Tropical Storm Florence

North Carolina crews were getting bulldozers and chain saws ready.

"North Carolina is taking Hurricane Florence seriously, and you should, too", Cooper said.

Hurricanes Isaac, which could hit Caribbean islands, and Helene, much farther out to sea, lined up behind Florence as the 2018 Atlantic season reached its peak.

The biggest threats include flooding and damaging winds.

The United States faced a series of high-powered hurricanes a year ago, including Hurricane Maria, which killed some 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Harvey, which killed about 68 people and caused an estimated $1.25 billion in damage when it brought catastrophic flooding to Houston.

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus warned on Twitter that it could become one of the worst storms in USA history.

Citizens are also advised to remember that flash floods could happen at any time and that flooding is the most deadly and damaging part of any hurricane.

US Navy ships are also evacuating their ships in the Hampton Roads area to leave the port.

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