Kirk downgrades, will pass south of BVI late this week

Kirk downgrades, will pass south of BVI late this week

Kirk downgrades, will pass south of BVI late this week

The National Hurricane Center said Sunday at 11 p.m. that Tropical Depression Kirk has weakened and now has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 kph) and is moving west at 25 miles per hour (41 kph).

Scientists with the First Street Foundation estimate an additional 11,000 homes felt the effects of the storm surge, compared to the potential effects if that same size storm hit in 1970.

Sub-Tropical Storm Leslie is "drifting eastward over the central" Atlantic Ocean, and there is "no change in strength", said the agency in an 11 a.m. update on September 24.

A storm brewing in the Atlantic Ocean has a 20 percent chance of becoming another tropical storm in the next five days, according to the National Weather Service.

Subtropical Storm Leslie, located in the north-central Atlantic, posed no threat to the Caribbean and no immediate threat to land. The westward movement speed had increased to 25 mph when it was 835 miles west southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

This alert is provided by Tropical Storm Risk (TSR). Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 kph) with higher gusts.

A subtropical storms means the system has characteristics of both tropical and nontropical systems.

About 6,000 to 8,000 people are being told they should prepare to evacuate because of anticipated flooding from rivers in a coastal SC county.

Georgetown County spokeswoman Jackie Broach-Akers said officials were planning on going door-to-door and residents were being "strongly urged" to leave. In comparison to tropical cyclones, these systems generally have a radius of maximum winds occurring relatively far from the center (usually greater than 60 nautical miles), and generally have a less symmetric wind field and distribution of convection.

Environmental conditions are forecast to become slightly more conducive for development during the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwest. Finally, a non-tropical low could form just to the north of Leslie by Wednesday.

Firefighters from the Penderlea Fire Department posted video of the fish being hosed off the Interstate 40.

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