Storm Helene due to batter the southwest

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The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said Tropical Storm Isaac is moving away from Lesser Antilles and eastward into the Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center (N.H.C.) in its 5:00 p.m. advisory said all tropical storm watches and warnings for Isaac have been discontinued, news that will be welcomed by interests in the Caribbean.

The poorly organized, 45-mph storm is not expected to strengthen but should maintain its tropical storm strength for the next few days.

Olivia's maximum sustained winds are about 60 miles per hour, after the storm weakened from Category 1 strength, forecasters said.

National Weather Service officials in Honolulu urged residents to remain careful, noting that the difference between a Category 1 hurricane and a tropical storm is just 5 miles per hour wind speed.

It is predicted the Carolinas could begin feeling tropical storm force winds early Thursday.

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The state's emergency management division has posted additional information on the evacuations and how to prepare. Hurricane Helene will likely continue to strengthen since it is in a low wind shear environment and warm waters.

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Florence is projected to weaken to a Tropical Storm by early Saturday before weakening to a Tropical Depression by Sunday near northern GA. "Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves", the NHC added.

Officials have confirmed four deaths in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence.

North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons, enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches (25 centimeters).

While there are no watches or warnings for the Virgin Islands at the present time, there is the potential that some winds of Isaac may affect St. Croix as the storm passes south of the islands on Friday morning.

Meteorologist at the Met Office Emma Smith said: "Helene is moving up from the Atlantic towards us".

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said the level-one yellow alert could be upgraded depending on the extremity of the storm. Of course, the size and strength of the storm surge depends on the size and strength of the hurricane-but Hurricane Florence is absolutely massive, and its storm surge is likely to be on the same scale.

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