Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; storm watch issued for North Carolina

WION Web Team
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America Published: May 17, 2020, 04:16 PM(IST)

A representative image of a tropical storm Photograph:( Reuters )

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The storm, which has been named Tropical Depression One or Tropical Storm Arthur, is moving north-northeastward at 13 mph.

A low pressure system just off the coast of east-central Florida has become a tropical depression, and, to this end, a tropical storm watch has been issued for a portion of the North Carolina coast.

The storm, which has been named Tropical Depression One or Tropical Storm Arthur, is moving north-northeastward at 13 mph.

Two US Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft are scheduled to investigate this system on Sunday to determine how organised the storm is and whether or not it is intensifying.

A tropical storm warning was issued for parts of North Carolina's coast, from north of Surf City to Duck, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the next 36 hours.

The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1.

Showers have lingered over the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, which are still struggling to recover after being hit by a Category 5 hurricane last year.

Officials said they were prepared to evacuate patients currently housed in tents in Grand Bahama after Hurricane Dorian damaged the island's hospital.

The storm is forecast to keep the same track.

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