Tropical Storm Isaac Article by Sandy Deane Published on September 11, 2018

Tropical Storm Isaac Article by Sandy Deane Published on September 11, 2018

That's as high as an eight-story building.

The storm is likely to die out by Wednesday.

Last night, Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened to become the fifth official hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season.

The 8 a.m. forecast on Hurricane Florence reinforces projections that the storm's path will shift slightly to the southeast as it closes in on the Carolinas.

Meteorologists are also keeping an eye on yet another tropical disturbance that's spinning in the western Gulf of Mexico. Although Olivia is expected to move over the islands as a tropical storm, it could still bring worse impacts than recent Hurricane Lane to some areas, the center said.

Winds of tropical storm strength could reach Puerto Rico on Friday morning. The Appalachians could see 3 to 6 inches of rain, with isolated areas of 12 inches.

Hurricane Florence is the biggest concern as it is a day or so away from making catastrophic landfall along the Southeastern US Coast.

However, according to the latest projections, the storm might shift slightly to the south and affect Georgia with heavy rain and possible flooding.

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Hurricane-force winds (74-95 mph) are now extending out up to 70 miles from the center of the storm, and tropical-storm-force winds are being felt as much as 175 miles around the storm.

Meanwhile, what could be the world's most unsafe storm at the moment is Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which now has winds of 165 miles per hour (with 200 miles per hour gusts) and is taking aim on the Philippines, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

As three powerful storms march one by one across the Atlantic Ocean toward the U.S. East Coast and the Caribbean, a fourth is getting ready to roll over the Hawaiian Islands.

"Isaac is a small hurricane and uncertainty in the forecast is greater than normal", the National Hurricane Center reported Monday at 11 a.m.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) provided the latest update on Hurricane Florence at 8 a.m. on September 12.

This storm is lined up behind Florence in the Atlantic.

With predicted rainfall measured in feet not inches, forecasters say people living along creeks and rivers in the Carolinas should move to higher ground well ahead of the storm's arrival.

Large waves lashing coastal regions also have the potential to harm by propelling "beach material" onto seafronts, the warning said.

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