A new tropical depression formed approximately 90 miles east of Chetumal, Mexico, early Sunday and it could develop into a hurricane with a direct impact to the Gulf Coast later this week.
Hurricane Florence is hitting North Carolina’s southeastern coast, causing a storm surge that is expected to last all day Friday. But that’s not even the brunt of it yet. Hurricane-force winds are currently happening along the North Carolina coast and are expected to spread to portions of South Carolina later Friday.
Hurricane Florence may have little impact on the D.C. area — for now. Still, Florence is expected to strengthen Wednesday night and the National Hurricane Center says hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.
Dogs and cats from Norfolk, Virginia, made it to the Humane Rescue Alliance in D.C. on Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence.
After it makes landfall in the Carolinas on Thursday, Hurricane Florence will bring what one forecaster called “potentially catastrophic” rainfall totals. But around D.C., forecasts see only an inch or two of rain through Tuesday — far less than what had been forecast. Here’s the latest.
Virginia’s Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay is considered the soft shell crab capital of the world. It’s also only about 4 feet above sea level. And with Hurricane Florence making its way toward the East Coast, the island could see some serious impact. See photos.
Florence is expected to intensify into a major hurricane by Tuesday, and is poised to threaten the U.S. East Coast.
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