Hurricane Helene will be hitting Ireland next week and ah, Jaysis

Hurricane Helene is not expected to pose any danger as it turns northward in the Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Helene is not expected to pose any danger as it turns northward in the Atlantic Ocean

Officials were warning residents in the Cayman Islands to keep monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac Friday evening, after the unpredictable cyclone regained strength.

Florence was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared previous year for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, where the death toll was put at almost 3,000.

Met Office forecasters have issued a severe weather warning for Monday, September 17 from 6pm until 12pm on Tuesday, September 18 as Storm Helene sweeps across the nation.

At 7 a.m., the center of the eye was located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) east of Wilmington, moving west at 6 mph. The hurricane will weaken as it moves over cooler water, and is expected to be downgraded from hurricane to tropical storm status before making the transition to post-tropical storm on Sunday.

"According to the IPMA's forecast, it is likely that the western islands [Flores and Corvo] should begin to feel the effects of the storm from Saturday afternoon".

Helene is among a glut of tropical storms brewing in the region, with mass evacuations under way in southern USA states as Florence barrels across Virginia and the Carolinas.

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Subtropical Storm Joyce has maximum sustained winds of near 45 miles per hour (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Although this tropical storm will not be near Arkansas and Oklahoma, you may have family or friends that are in the unsafe path. Isaac is forecast to gradually weaken over the next few days, and could degenerate into a tropical wave during that time.

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said the level-one yellow alert could be upgraded depending on the extremity of the storm. "Some wind, no rain and rising sun".

Numerous communities throughout the region have issued either mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.

On the forecast track, Isaac will move near or over the central Lesser Antilles on Thursday.

"Florence is forecast to be an extremely risky major hurricane as it approaches the USA coast", the NHC said.

Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of coastline. Long term projections bring some of the remnants through by the middle of next week - meaning possible heavy rain like we saw with Gordon on Monday night.

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