Gulf system still not expected to develop, but heavy rain is predicted

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Hurricane Helene is due to make landfall in Ireland

Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, said: "Storm Helene is still in the Atlantic but it could have an influence in Britain next week".

All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but other hurricanes and tropical storms are brewing as well. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 miles per hour or 95 km/h.

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.

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Despite Hurricane Florence being downgraded to a Category 1 storm, the ocean surge created as a result could be "catastrophic". The city said two Federal Emergency Management Agency teams were working on swift-water rescues, and more were on the way.

Tropical storm watches were in effect Tuesday for Antigua, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis.

In Jacksonville, North Carolina, next to Camp Lejeune, firefighters and police fought wind and rain as they went door to door to pull more than 60 people out as the Triangle Motor Inn began to crumble.

As of 10 a.m. CDT Tropical Storm Isaac was located about 420 miles east of Martinique and was moving west at 17 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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"My staff and I will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac", said VITEMA Director Mona L. Barnes. "However, upper-level winds are forecast to become a little more conducive for development, and a tropical depression could still form Thursday or Friday before the system reaches the western Gulf Coast".

Rainfall of 0.5 to 1.5 inches with isolated amounts to 3 inches are forecast across Puerto Rico and the southern United States Virgin Islands, with up to an inch anticipated across the remaining Windward and Leeward Islands. This rainfall may cause unsafe flash flooding, N.H.C. said.

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A small-craft warning means in this case that surface winds greater than or equal to 25 knots and seas equal to or greater than 3 metres (10ft) are already affecting or expected to affect the marine area. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large waves. Swells generated by the storm could produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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