Tropical Depression Isaac drenches Puerto Rico, sparks power outages

TROPICAL UPDATE A lot to track in the Atlantic even the Gulf gets in on the action

It is once again a tropical storm out in the Caribbean Sea.

It is presently located about 965 km east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. In a 2 p.m. advisory, forecasters said sustained winds remained at 60 miles per hour, down from 75 miles per hour Monday.

As Graham says, "just because you have a landfall to your south doesn't mean you're out of the woods, because the winds are huge around this system".

- Tropical Storm Florence continued crawling slowly across SC late Friday as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds were expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat.

The storm is moving at 17 miles per hour to the west and has 60 miles per hour winds.

Rainfall of 0.5 to 1.5 inches with isolated amounts to 3 inches are forecast across Puerto Rico and the southern United States Virgin Islands, with up to an inch anticipated across the remaining Windward and Leeward Islands.

Forecasters in Wilmington, North Carolina, are emphasizing the potential for what they're calling "unbelievable damage from wind, storm surge, and inland flooding".

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Super Typhoon Mangkhut was expected to hit an area in the Philippines on Saturday that would affect 5.2 million people. More than one million people had been ordered to evacuate the coastlines of the Carolinas and Virginia.

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Forecasters say catastrophic freshwater flooding is expected over parts of North Carolina and SC ahead. "However, upper-level winds are forecast to become a little more conducive for development, and a tropical depression could still form Thursday or Friday before the system reaches the western Gulf Coast". It is moving to the west-northwest at 6 miles per hour.

On its current track, the storm will pass over or near the Azores late Saturday and Sunday and is likely to bring gusty winds and heavy rains.

In the latest information from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 event. Flash flooding is going to be a big issue soon - certainly catastrophic.

Philippine authorities began evacuating thousands of people Thursday from the path of the typhoon, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and placing rescuers and troops on full alert in the country's north.

Neighbors are taking action as well. Mandatory evacuations have been issued for much of the SC and North Carolina coastline.

New Hanover County officials said Thursday morning that it could accept more residents seeking shelter at Trask Middle School, Eaton Elementary School, Codington Elementary School, the Johnson Pre-K Center and Noble Middle School.

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