4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches Carolinas

Forecasters urge caution as storm churns in Gulf

The mammoth waves were spotted early Wednesday in the storm's northeast quadrant, said the NHC's Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch, which has been documenting Florence's waves all week.

A tree fell on the house, killing the baby and mom, the New York Times reported.

Its top sustained winds have dropped to 70 miles per hour (110 kph), and it's at a near standstill, moving west at just 3 miles per hour (6 kph). More than 60 people had to be rescued in another town as a cinderblock motel collapsed at the height of the storm's fury.

On this track, the centre of this system is forecast to pass between 100 and 150 miles (160 to 240 km) north of Barbados early tomorrow.

And the storm is heading straight for the United Kingdom, with landfall expected early next week.

In contrast, Florence weakened on Thursday, September 13, to a Category 2 event, although that is not to say it is not still extremely unsafe.

Hurricane Florence continues to barrel towards the East Coast impacting people and property by late this week.

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It was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane before coming ashore near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina. Governors of those states have already declared states of emergency, as have the governors of Virginia and Maryland.

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A duty forecaster yesterday urged Jamaicans to keep abreast of regular updates on the system and to take seriously the potential threat from Isaac, even as a tropical depression. Tropical storm watches are in effect for Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, and Saba and St. Eustatius. A west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

Although the storm is approaching the US coastline as a Category 2 hurricane after weakening from a Category 4 storm, that doesn't mean the storm will be gentle.

The storm is tracking to the west at 16 miles per hour. "There will be some rain but at the moment it doesn't look as though that's going to be the issue".

North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons (36 trillion litres), enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches (25 centimetres).

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"Overcast with moderate to heavy rain for south-west England, Wales, Ireland, north-west England and Scotland with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds through the afternoon and evening".

"WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU", the city tweeted around 2 a.m.

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