Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

Gwen Vasquez
September 15, 2018

Forecasters warned that drenching rains of anywhere from 1 to 3½ feet as the storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days.

"There's some uncertainty about Helene's exact track, but we can see that's it's heading towards the UK".

A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. Helene is moving toward the north near 14 miles per hour (22 kph).

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected on Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe by tonight or early Thursday.

Roy Cooper, the governor of North Carolina urged people not to return home too early as major flooding is still anticipated.

A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft will soon fly through the center of Isaac, and will provide a better assessment of the intensity of the tropical storm and the extent of its winds. A turn toward the north-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected tonight followed by a turn toward the northeast over the weekend of Sept 15 and 16. The Associated Press reported that sixty people were rescued from a motel that collapsed, and, since Florence is moving slowly, the heavy rain and strong winds aren't expected to let up any time soon.

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Weather watchers will have their eyes on the skies in the coming days as Hurricane Helene creeps closer to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The Hurricane Centre says Isaac is almost completely devoid of deep convection at the moment and is not trackable in radar data from Guadeloupe and Martinique. Tropical-storm force winds have been battering the Outer Banks and SE coastal NC for most of the afternoon, but as Hurricane Florence veers closer to the Carolinas coastline, hurricane-force winds are also inching closer to land.

Joyce is centered about 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) southwest of the Azores and is moving southwest at 6 mph (9 kph). "There will be some rain but at the moment it doesn't look as though that's going to be the issue".

Less rain is predicted for St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island.

"WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU", the city tweeted during the height of the storm.

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