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Hurricane Florence to intensify into deadly Category 4 storm

September 10, 2018 12:28 PM |


Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean generally begins in the month of June and lasts till November 30. Even though there are no such boundaries, but this is normally the preferred time for the occurrence of such activities. In fact, the peak time is considered between mid-August to late October wherein catastrophic storms occur. However, deadly hurricanes can form anytime during this season.

On Sunday, the Tropical Strom Florence in the North Atlantic Ocean got upgraded into Category 1 hurricane. At present, Florence is located at 24.5˚N/57.3˚W, which is almost 1000 km southeast of Bermuda. It is also seen moving at the speed of 10 kmph. The storm will be initially moving west/northwestwards and then towards northwest.

Further, as this system will be gaining strength it is likely to become Category 2 hurricane during the next 12 hours and due to its rapid intensifying, it will convert into Category 4 hurricane in the next 36 hours. Thereafter, we expect its wind speed to stand between 210 kmph to 250 kmph.


Thus, due to the high storm surge and destructive winds of high velocity, life-threatening impact is expected over the area. The inland movement of Florence is likely to trigger heavy rains and potential floods. In the coastal areas, heavy surf and elevated water levels are expected to arrive. Residents along the Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina coasts should continue preparations for a major hurricane landfall.

The states of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are already on alert, as their governors have declared state of emergency and have asked the residents to take precautions.

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