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5 a.m. update: Hurricane Florence continues to approach Southeast coast

16 September 2018

Tropical Storm Isaac is now located over the eastern Caribbean Sea and is forecast to move south of Jamaica on Sunday, as a Tropical Depression. 12 is it moved closer to the Caribbean.

The hurricane is now moving north at around 20km/h, and was expected to slow down today, becoming a tropical storm.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Montserrat, St Kitts, Nevis, Saba and St Eustatius.

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Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been posted for several Caribbean islands as a weakening Tropical Storm Isaac continues its trek toward the Leeward and Windward Islands.

"We are entering the peak of hurricane season and we know well the unpredictability and power of these storms", Mr Cooper said.

According to the National Hurricane Center, a burst of deep convection developed Thursday and covered the previously exposed center of Isaac Thursday evening, but there was evidence of northwesterly shear over the cyclone, causing some of the cloud cover to quickly blow off toward the southeast.

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Tropical storm conditions are expected within the tropical storm warning area beginning within the next few hours through the afternoon. The Norwegian Escape, now at sea, will skip a call in Bermuda, which is not in the path of the storm but is expecting a lot of rain, and replace it with one in the Bahamas.

Continue to monitor the latest National Hurricane Center forecasts, as further changes in the track forecast and associated impacts could occur.

Isaac had winds of 60 miles per hour, and the hurricane center said gradual weakening is anticipated over the next few days.

Surf swells generated by Isaac are affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles.

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The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

The CoreLogic storm specialists said flash flooding is the greatest danger to people in affected areas, followed by storm surge second and wind damage.

5 a.m. update: Hurricane Florence continues to approach Southeast coast