Three hurricanes might hit the US in September, say forecasts

Three hurricanes might hit the US in September, say forecasts

US prepares for THREE potential hurricanes in September, including one that might ruin Labor Day for millions, following a scorching August in which there were no named storms for only the third time in the past six decades.Pictured is the storm currently in the Central Tropical Atlantic, with an estimated chance of it becoming a hurricane within five days at 80 percent

Pictured is the storm currently in the Central Tropical Atlantic, with an estimated chance of it becoming a hurricane within five days at 80 percent

Tropical Storm Colin, which slammed the Carolinas on July 2, was the final named storm to strike the United States.
Between July 3 and the middle of August, there has not been a single named storm anywhere in the Atlantic for the first time since 1982.

Hurricane Henri slammed into New England in August 2021. Pictured are the remnants of the storm in Milford, Connecticut, on August 23, 2021

Rescuers are seen in Helmetta, New Jersey, after Henri hit on August 22, 2021

Floodwaters slowly recede in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Lafitte, Louisiana - about 25 miles south of New Orleans - on September 1, 2021

Forecasters forecast an abnormally violent hurricane season this year and caution that it is too soon to conclude if they were incorrect.
Off the east coast of the United States, three possible storms are now building; if given names, they would be Danielle, Earl, and Fiona.
The one that poses the greatest immediate threat is in the Central Tropical Atlantic, while another is 600 miles east of Bermuda and a third is off the coast of West Africa.
A fourth potential storm is now in the Northwest Caribbean Sea, but it is headed for the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and is not expected to impact the United States.

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September could bring three potential storms to the United States, following only the third August without a hurricane in the past six decades.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the nearest storm as of Monday was in the Central Tropical Atlantic, with an estimated 80 percent chance of becoming a hurricane within five days.

Two more are expected to form: one 600 miles east of Bermuda on Monday around 2 p.m. EDT with a 10% chance of becoming a hurricane, and a third off the west coast of Africa with a 30% chance of intensifying into a hurricane within the following five days.

A fourth storm is being studied as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, but it is not predicted to strike the United States.

The most recent named storm to strike the United States was Tropical Storm Colin, which made landfall in the Carolinas on July 2.

There are presently four hurricanes in the Atlantic, with three of them potentially moving towards the United States.

This image depicts the storm now in the Central Tropical Atlantic, which has an estimated 80 percent chance of becoming a hurricane within five days.

2 pm ET Satellite-derived winds show that a large area of low pressure in the central tropical Atlantic is producing winds approaching gale force on August 28; nevertheless, the circulation remains elongated and its center is uncertain. (1/2) image:

28 August 2022 — National Hurricane Center (@NHC Atlantic)

Last year at this time, the United States had endured Tropical Storm Fred, which hit Florida on August 16 and spawned 31 tornadoes from Georgia to Massachusetts, and Hurricane Henri, which slammed into New England on August 22 and caused extensive flooding along the coast.

Storm Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on August 29, 2021, with sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, tying the state record for strongest landfall speeds with the 1856 Last Island hurricane and Hurricane Laura of 2020.

Philip Klotzbach, a hurricane researcher at Colorado State University, remarked that this is the first period since 1982 that there has not been a single named storm in the Atlantic between July 3 and the last week of August.

Since 1950, this phenomenon has occurred five times, making a quiet stretch this long preceding peak season a roughly once-per-decade occurrence.

Senior meteorologist at Accuweather Dan Pydynowski told USA Today that a named storm could yet form in August.

Will we survive until Wednesday evening (without a designated storm)? It will likely be a close call,’ added Pydynowski.

The forecast from Accuweather forecasts 16 named storms this season, which is two more than usual but five fewer than in 2021.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration anticipates six to ten Atlantic hurricanes, compared to the average of seven, and they are more likely to strike in September, when the ocean water is at its warmest.

In August of 2021, Hurricane Henri blasted into New England. On August 23, 2021, this image depicts the remnants of the storm near Milford, Connecticut.

After Henri struck on August 22, 2021, rescuers are spotted in Helmetta, New Jersey

On September 1, 2021, floodwaters slowly recede in Lafitte, Louisiana, roughly 25 miles south of New Orleans, as a result of Hurricane Ida.

Pydynowski stated, “You don’t want people to let their guard down.”

Even if we haven’t had any storms so far, that doesn’t imply we won’t.

And it’s not always the amount of storms that matters.

It’s whether the storm will impact the United States, and if it does, what its intensity will be.

Governor Tate Reeves of Mississippi has declared a state of emergency after severe rainfall aggravated difficulties at one of Jackson’s water-treatment plants and lowered water pressure in the state capital.

The low water pressure created issues for firefighting and the capacity of residents to take showers and flush toilets.

Tuesday, according to Reeves, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will begin providing both potable and non-potable water in the city of 150,000 people, and the National Guard will be called in to assist.

The governor stated that he understood Jackson residents’ desire to avoid water system issues.

‘I get it. I reside in a city. I do not wish to hear this information,’ Reeves stated. However, we will be there for you.

The swelling Pearl River inundated Jackson streets and at least one residence on Monday, days after storms delivered massive rainfall, although water levels were beginning to recede.

Mayor of Jackson Chokwe Antar Lumumba stated that the water level did not rise as much as anticipated.

Earlier estimates indicated that 100 to 150 structures in the Jackson region were susceptible to floods.

“We are most grateful to the Lord for sparing so many of our residents,” Lumumba said Monday, hours before the governor addressed the water system.

Monday in northeast Jackson, deputy director of Hinds County Emergency Management Operations Tracy Funches, right, and operations coordinator Luke Chennault wade through flood waters.

In Jackson, Mississippi, a state of emergency has been proclaimed due to flooding caused by a deluge of rain.

Monday, tens of thousands of Jackson, Mississippi residents were warned not to consume tap water due to flooding-related difficulties at the water treatment plant.

Tuesday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will begin distributing both potable and non-potable water in the city of 150,000 people, while the National Guard will assist.

The Pearl River began to rise, which caused inhabitants to panic.

Two years ago, severe rain forced the river to rise to a height of 36.7 feet, flooding the hardest-hit neighborhoods of Jackson with murky, snake-infested floodwaters.

On Monday, one residence was flooded, but the predicted 100-150 homes were not affected.

The National Weather Service reported that the peak of the Pearl River was around 35.4 feet.

This falls shy of the 36-foot threshold for catastrophic flooding.

The larger of Jackson’s two water treatment plants is located near a reservoir that provides the majority of the city’s water supply. The reservoir is also utilized for flood control.

Lumumba, a Democrat who was not invited to the Republican governor’s news conference, stated that flooding has caused more issues at the treatment facility and that the low water pressure could linger for several days.

Lumumba stated, ‘It’s like trying to fill a Styrofoam cup with a hole in the bottom; you’re always filling it, but it’s constantly leaking out.’

The water system in Jackson has been plagued for decades.

Pipes that froze during a 2021 cold spell left a considerable number of people without flowing water. Early in this year, similar problems recurred on a smaller scale. Since late July, the city has been under a boil-water notice due to a murky water quality that could cause health problems.

Legislative leaders reacted with worry to the most recent water system issues in Jackson.

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, a Republican, said in a statement on Monday, “We have severe concerns for the health and safety of the citizens” and suggested that the state have a role in attempting to resolve the issue.

Philip Gunn, the Republican speaker of the House, stated that hospitals, businesses, and schools have pleaded with him to handle the water situation in Jackson.

Last week, as the Pearl River began to rise, some residents of Jackson began removing furniture and appliances from their houses, while others loaded up on sandbags.

Two years ago, severe rain forced the river to rise to a height of 36.7 feet, flooding the hardest-hit neighborhoods of Jackson with murky, snake-infested floodwaters.

Suzannah Thames owns a three-bedroom rental property in Jackson’s northeast that will be inundated by approximately three feet of water in 2020. Friday, Thames hired a crew to remove the home’s appliances, furniture, and other possessions. She reported on Monday that the home was inundated with 3 to 4 inches of water late on Sunday.

Thames remarked, “I expected it to be somewhat worse.” “I am extremely blessed. I feel incredibly blessed.’

Andre Warner, 54, stated on Monday that his family had stacked all of their furniture on cinderblocks inside their residence in preparation for potential floods in another northeast Jackson neighborhood.

Warner stated that the family had to evacuate their home for two weeks due to the flooding in 2020. Water did not penetrate their home at the time, but their neighborhood was without power because other homes were flooded.

Warner stated, “We had to wait for the water to drain and dry off before they could restore power.”

The floods in Mississippi was less severe than the flooding that killed and destroyed people in Kentucky last month.

At least 39 people perished in these floods, and tens of thousands of households lost everything they owned.

After nearly a month, residents are debating whether to rebuild where they currently reside or to start over elsewhere.

The SUV of Joleen Jarrell is seen overturned beneath a bridge in Mesquite, Texas, a Dallas suburb.

As the floodwaters surged, Jarrell was on the phone with her husband, reporting that the water was up to her ankles and then knees. The phone soon went dead, and he ran to find her, eventually discovering her SUV.

Vehicles are submerged in floodwater in Dallas on August 22, the wettest August day ever recorded.

A 60-year-old Uber driver was killed in Dallas last week after her vehicle was washed away by floodwaters while she was on the phone with her husband. The tragic news came as Texas registered its wettest August day in recorded history.

As of 2 p.m. on August 22, 5.66 inches of precipitation had fallen, surpassing the 1946 record of 4.28 inches.

It was the second wettest August day in the state’s history; only a September day in 1932 was wetter.

Responding to hundreds of requests, police and fire crews waded through flooding to rescue panicked, stranded civilians.

In northwest Dallas, authorities said that 10,000 people were without electricity and that 400,000 gallons of sewage overflowed.

The police in Mesquite verified that Joleen Jarrell’s automobile was discovered flipped over beneath a bridge after the flash water subsided.

Jarrell, a grandmother and mother of two sons and a daughter, killed in the water on her way home from dropping off a passenger in Terrell.

When her SUV began to fill with water, she was on the phone with her husband of more than 20 years. She recounted the water entering her ankles and eventually her knees. The phone then stopped working.

Chief Rusty Wilson of the Mesquite fire department stated, “They told me themselves that they were on the phone with her when they lost contact, so they were actively searching for her.”

Under the bridge, Jarrell’s husband observed the wheels of his wife’s SUV.

On August 22, a car is seen stuck by the South Mesquite River amid unprecedented flooding.

One region in east Dallas received more than 15 inches of rain over the 24-hour period ending on August 22, according to the Dallas water utility’s floodway operations.

Climate change has lately caused dangerous flooding, tornadoes, wildfires, and heat waves in the United States. The torrential rains in the Dallas area and throughout the Southern Plains were the most recent example of extreme weather to strike the country.

Local media footage depicted motorists abandoning their flooded automobiles and swimming to safety in the dead of night.

After sunrise, a local ABC affiliate’s camera showed firefighters escorting a person away from a flooded home during a heavy downpour.

There is literally no meeting or destination worth endangering your life or the lives of others on the road. Please STAY AT HOME if at all possible,’ tweeted Dallas Councilman Adam Bazaldua.

The Dallas Police Department tweeted on Monday afternoon that numerous roads remained closed due to flooding and advised drivers to avoid driving in high water.

Until August 23, the NWS has also issued flood advisories for portions of southern Oklahoma, northern Louisiana, and central Mississippi.

The meteorological service stated, “A multi-day heavy rainfall storm is currently occurring over portions of the southern Plains, which may create occurrences of flash flooding in metropolitan areas and areas with poor drainage.”

Dozens of individuals were rescued when their vehicles were carried away, and more than 14 million people in the Southern Plains were under a flood watch.

Photographs taken outside a police station in downtown Dallas depicted cars, some of which seemed to be police vehicles, submerged in floodwaters and floating down the street.

On August 21, more than 14 million people were issued flood watches as images showed people being rescued from their automobiles and vehicles as they floated down the streets of Dallas, Texas overnight. A police vehicle is pictured submerged in floodwaters in Dallas.

Photographs taken outside a police station in downtown Dallas revealed vehicles, some of which appeared to be police vehicles, completely submerged in floodwaters and drifting down the street.

On August 22 in Dallas, Mon Lun pulls a strap linked to his water-stopped automobile, dragging it out of flood waters.

Photographed: stopped automobiles in flood waters in Dallas on August 2

Due to the ongoing drought, the rain will be welcome in many parts, but urban centers and other areas with inadequate drainage are at risk for flash flooding.

The dry earth induced by droughts exacerbates flooding by increasing runoff in regions that would ordinarily absorb water into the soil.

Nearly 62% of Texas is suffering ‘extreme’ or ‘exceptional’ drought conditions, the two most severe classifications, and more than 90% of Texas is experiencing some sort of drought condition.

On August 21, vehicles can be seen driving through deep water in Fort Worth, Texas.

Photographed: motorists navigating through floodwater in Fort Worth, Texas

In Texas, drivers brave deep water while driving their vehicles. In the image on the left, a car is seen passing a ruptured pipe spewing water over the road.

A car is spotted stalled in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, while a man in a high-visibility jacket inspects it.

The National Weather Service has issued a map depicting the region of Texas (marked in red) where heavy rain and flash flooding are forecast in the coming days.

A graphic depicting the probability of rainfall exceeding flash flood guidelines, with red indicating a 40 percent chance

On August 21, a tornado is spotted near McComb, Ohio.

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