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Florence is now churning through the Atlantic, only a few hundred miles off the coast of Wilmington, N.C. Damaging winds, floods, high surf and storm surge are still possible. The higher the category, the greater the potential for property damage.

Florence is the most risky of three tropical systems in the Atlantic.

Meanwhile, in the Caribbean tropical storm Isaac is moving westward at an approximate speed of 27 km/h.

Storm Helene is heading towards the UK from the Atlantic and is separate from Hurricaine Florence, which is starting to hit the eastern United States.

The National Hurricane Center or NHC said "Although the system is still producing areas of deep convection, [satellite imagery] indicated that the circulation had become even less defined". Weather forecasters are watching a disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico that has a 50 percent chance of becoming Tropical Storm Kirk in the next two days, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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As the East Coast prepares to take on Hurricane Florence, the massive storm appears to be flexing its muscles in the Atlantic. That funding can not be spent on disaster response, they said. "Promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials".

"The rain's going to be around for a long time", he said.

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After its initial impact, Byard said the most serious concern will be massive rainfalls that would produce unsafe inland flooding. Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave.

Tropical Storm Isaac is also worth paying attention to, but the news as of Wednesday is encouraging.

The path of Hurricane Florence is still set squarely on the Carolinas, but early Wednesday it shifted south and west, encompassing more of SC and western North Carolina.

At 2:00 pm, today, Thursday, September 13, Isaac was located at 14.9N 62.5W or about 80 miles or 130 km West-South-West of Dominica or about 240 miles or 385 km South-East of St. Croix.

"It wants to get stronger", he said of the storm.

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

The mayor of a SC city in the path of powerful Hurricane Florence is warning citizens to get out or stay "at your own peril". More than 10,000 people were left homeless. Some forecasting models say that the storm could dump as many as 35 inches of rain in some areas.

That's saying a lot, given the impacts from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew.

Hurricane Florence, the Category 2 storm heading straight for my parents' SC house, has the country on high alert.

Hurricane Florence to cause massive flooding in US
After landfall, the storm is expected to linger over the area for a few days, which would result in rising river levels and lakes. Screaming winds bent trees and raindrops flew sideways as Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday.

Helene is a category 1 hurricane and one of four active storms in the Atlantic as the hurricane season reaches its peak.

A unsafe Hurricane Florence is steadily making its way to the U.S. East Coast.

The storm is tracking to the west at 16 miles per hour.

The following warnings and watches show where water will rise to a life-threatening level.

Tropical Storm Helene is already transitioning to an extra-tropical cyclone southwest of the Azores Islands.

Helene is now one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as it heads towards landfall in the U.S. states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

The implications of a major landfalling hurricane are devastating. By late Saturday or early Sunday, Isaac was expected to make a turn toward the west-northwest, possibly making landfall as a tropical depression along the southern coast of Jamaica.

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