Hurricane Helene: All you need to know about storm

15 September, 2018, 14:07 | Author: Kristi Owen
  • NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

Tropical Storm Isaac made its closest approach to St. Croix Thursday night, passing nearly 200 miles to the south and having no apparent impact on the territory as it made its leisurely way across the Caribbean.

There are 5.25 million people under hurricane warnings and watches and another 4.89 million under tropical storm watches and warnings. It was moving to the west at 16 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour.

Isaac is forecast to gradually weaken over the next few days and could degenerate into a tropical wave at any time.

SURF: Swells generated by Isaac will begin to affect portions of the Lesser Antilles this afternoon. The storm has 45 miles per hour sustained winds with higher-speed gusts.

"Little change in strength is expected before the eye of Florence reaches the coast, with slow weakening expected after the center moves inland or meanders near the coast", the advisory said.

"Isaac has become less organized and is now a weak Tropical Storm".

Hurricane Olivia is heading towards Hawaii as Tropical Storm Paul is approaching the west coast of Mexico.


All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but other hurricanes and tropical storms are brewing as well.

The storm is likely to die out by Wednesday, the forecaster said.

The flooding soon spread into SC, swamping places like North Myrtle Beach, in a resort area known for its white sands and multitude of golf courses.

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday that the territory is prepared for any further developments of Tropical Storm Isaac, as well as for the remainder of the hurricane season.

Met Office meteorologist Alan Deakin said: "Hurricane Helene may influence things in combination with an area of low pressure over the coming days".

The Met Office in the United Kingdom said Helene could also hit the south-western corners of the United Kingdom, with south Wales and the Cornish peninsula expected to bear the brunt of any storm-like weather.

Coastal and river communities on the north side of Florence are getting the worst of the flooding as the hurricane swirls onto land pushing a life-threatening storm surge.

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