Tropical Storm Lorenzo forms, expected to become powerful hurricane


The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday morning that Lorenzo is located about 640 miles (1029 kilometers) west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

The storm was heading west-northwest at 17mph.

There is also Tropical Storm Jerry, which is forecast to pass near Bermuda early Wednesday, according to the NHC.

Tropical Storm Karen is about 240 miles north-northeast of San Juan.

Crews temporarily closed some coastal roads in southeastern Puerto Rico that became flooded after Karen hit Tuesday, leaving up to 29,000 customers without power at one point. This general motion is expected to continue this Wednesday morning.

Hurricane Lorenzo is the strongest as a Category 1 hurricane.

Karen is the most interesting of the storms.

Karen will dump up to 4 inches of rain across the islands with some isolated areas getting up to 8 inches, the NHC said. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, due to the presence of Tropical Storm Karen off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Three tropical systems are now churning out in the Atlantic basin.

Probably the most damaging natural disaster to hit Puerto Rico in current historical past occurred in October 1918, when a magnitude-7.three quake struck close to the island's northwest coast, inflicting a tsunami and killing 116 individuals. Some models suggested Karen could strengthen and develop into a hurricane by early next week, while others say it could simply sputter and dissipate. The forecast position at day five (Sunday) is roughly 800 miles to the east of Florida.

Large earthquake hits off Puerto Rico's coast as Tropical Storm Karen closes in

The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides to the Virgin Islands on Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Jerry weakened a little Tuesday as it edged closer to Bermuda.

"Maximum sustained winds are near 45mph (75kmh) with higher gusts".

Storm winds intensified to 72 kilometers-per-hour.

Jeanne's weird path was - like Karen's - impacted by another recent storm, Hurricane Ivan.

"Her belongings were in her room, and her rental jeep was subsequently found at the Salt Pond parking area in Virgin Islands National Park", authorities said in the statement.

Some parts of Puerto Rico have already gotten up to 5 inches of rain already, which has caused some flooding, the hurricane center said.

A 6.0-magnitude quake shook Puerto Rico Monday night, striking off the coast of the island in the Atlantic Ocean.

Three aftershocks, of magnitude 4.7 and 4.6, followed within less than an hour.

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