Hurricane Helene heading towards the United Kingdom, bringing chances of gale force winds

Forecasters urge caution as storm churns in Gulf

It was traveling west at 14 miles per hour.

Ireland is expected to endure the worst of the storm, while Wales and the Cornish peninsula will bear its brunt in England.

Hurricane Isaac, we hardly knew ye.

Despite the county remaining in a state of emergency, Hurricane Florence is beginning to track more northwest, which means the community will feel fewer effects from the storm, according to the National Weather Service.

A NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane that investigated the oncoming Tropical Storm Isaac Wednesday evening and found that the system has weakened a bit, according to the National Weather Service.

Isaac's death knell was sounded around 5 a.m. Saturday when the National Hurricane Center's aircraft was unable to find a well-defined center and as a result the center reported that the storm had "dissipated".

The patch of gusty weather that's left is producing winds of up to 35 miles per hour as it drifts west at 16 mph.

Duke Energy North Carolina President David Fountain said Florence is so massive and its potential for damage so extensive that people could be without power for a very long time.




She added: "The feeling is that it's the wind that's going to be the issue rather than rain and we're probably looking at gale-force winds".

Forecasters say Florence is now a tropical storm but will continue to threaten North and SC with powerful winds and catastrophic freshwater flooding.

Meanwhile, tropical storm Joyce continues its advance through the southwest Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour, although it does not represent a threat to populated areas.

Storm Helene is now speeding northward towards the Azores Islands in the mid-Atlantic, and the Met Office expects it to bring very strong winds to western parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland on Monday evening.

The flooding soon spread into SC, swamping places like North Myrtle Beach, in a resort area known for its white sands and multitude of golf courses.

On Friday, coastal streets in the Carolinas flowed with frothy ocean water, and pieces of torn-apart buildings flew through the air. She retreated and was eventually rescued by a boat crew; 140 more awaited assistance. "I love hurricanes. But this one has been an experience for me", she said.

We started tracking Helene as it pushed off of the coastline of Africa and intensified.

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