The Miami-based center defines a major hurricane as one with wind speed greater than 110 miles per hour. The hurricane center said it was still too early to predict its exact path. A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch are in effect for the Cabo Verde islands of Santiago, Fogo, and Brava. The storm's maximum sustained winds are 75km/h and it is moving west at 20km/h, according to The National Hurricane Center in Miami.
The forecast cone for Hurricane Florence at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Governors in both SC and Virginia declared a state of emergency Saturday to give their states time to prepare for the possible arrival of the storm. Though weakened to a tropical storm, Florence was expected to regain hurricane strength as it neared Bermuda. "There is an increasing risk of life-threatening hazards from storm surge and heavy rainfall from the Carolinas into the mid-Atlantic region", the ...
Florence is forecast to take a westerly path through the weekend and into early next week as it strengthens. But Florence's path is expected to generate potentially risky surf swells and rip current conditions that will begin to affect Bermuda by Friday .
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Until then, the tropical storm could cause unsafe storm surge, strong winds, and flash flooding along the Gulf Coast from the tip of Florida to eastern Texas. Police advised beach-goers to stay indoors. No cruise itinerary changes have been officially announced yet but as Gordon heads toward the Gulf coast this will likely change.
The National Hurricane Center said Gordon was weakening on a path into Arkansas after striking the coast at 113 km/h, just shy of hurricane strength, near Pascagoula, Mississippi. There is still a threat of isolated brief tornadoes as Gordon moves through, so make sure you continue to have ways of receiving severe weather warnings including weather radios and the WTOK weather app to name a few.