Tropics Watch

Isaac now a tropical wave; Florence still causing extreme flooding

(LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The tropics are still going strong with three tropical storms and one disturbance in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Here in Baton Rouge, we are watching the remnants of Isaac.

Isaac is now a tropical wave located in the Central Caribbean Sea. There is still a great deal of uncertainty with Isaac over the next few days, some models showing it dissipating completely while others keep it as a tropical wave. We'll being tracking the remnants of Isaac closely over the next couple days.

Tropical Storm Florence continues to be a slow moving storm in the Carolina's. The tropical storm has sustained wind speeds of 45 mph and has moved into northeast South Carolina. With that in mind, don't let the category of Florence define it's ability to cause catastrophic damage and flooding in the Carolina's. 

Florence is a slow moving storm, moving west at 2 mph, dropping copious amounts of rainfall along the Carolina coastline, some locations already have above a foot of rainfall, others forecasted to see over 2 feet. This is a prime example of why water is the leading cause to destruction and life-threatening circumstances within these storms. 

Florence  is expected to remain over the Carolinas through the weekend.


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