Hurricanes and More Hurricanes

Natali Barias, Reporter

As of September 11, 2018 three more hurricanes have formed over the Atlantic ocean. Of the three, Hurricane Florence seems to be the storm closest to hitting land. Following Florence is Hurricane Helene and Hurricane Issac.

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is moving towards the east coast, near the Carolinas and Virginia at a speed of 9 mph. It is currently a category 4 hurricane with winds of up to 150 mph and is expected to hit land as a Category 3 hurricane. Mandatory evacuations for Dare County were issued Tuesday morning as the hurricane is expected to touch land late Thursday night. The Hurricane center predicts that there could possibly be disastrous amounts of rain.

Hurricane Helene

Hurricane Helene is the fourth hurricane to form in the Atlantic. It is moving in a west-northwest direction across the tropical Atlantic at around 13 mph with 85 mph winds. It is expected to strengthen through Tuesday before it eventually weakens. As of now, the hurricane is not a threat to the U. S. or the Caribbean.

Hurricane Issac

The fifth Hurricane to form in the Atlantic, Hurricane Issac, is moving towards the Lesser Antilles and the Caribbean sea. With winds at 75 miles per hour, Hurricane Issac is a Category 1 hurricane. It is moving at 14mph and will most likely speed up in 36 hours. This hurricane seems to be moving in a similar path as last year’s devastating storm, Hurricane Maria.