Tropical Cyclone Colin Threatens Carolina’s Rainy Weekend


Miami — A tropical storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast on Saturday, poses a threat of rain and strong winds a day or two on a holiday weekend before improving for the Monday festival on July 4th. rice field.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned that flash floods could occur along the Carolina coast until Sunday morning. At 2:00 pm EDT on Saturday, the center of the storm was about 10 miles (15 km) west-southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with a maximum wind speed of 40 mph (65 kph). It was moving northeast at 7 mph (11 km).

A tropical cyclone warning has been issued from north of Little River, South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina, including Pamlico Sound, according to the Hurricane Center. The storm is not expected to intensify as we move to the Atlantic Ocean on Monday.

“Colin will continue to rain locally in the coastal areas of South Carolina and parts of North Carolina until Sunday morning,” the center said. The isolated amount can reach up to 4 inches (10 centimeters).

“This rainfall can create localized areas of flash floods,” the center said.

The July 4th celebration scheduled for Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina was canceled due to a large amount of water in the fields of Joseph P. Riley Junior Park and expected rain.

“Obviously, we’re disappointed,” said Scott Watson, director of cultural affairs in the city. “We promised this would be a great family event, and we hate having to cancel.

Organizers were also forced to cancel the planned festival in Southport, North Carolina.

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Navy soldiers are on the alert on July 1, 2022, at the port of Bluefields, Nicaragua, while authorities await the arrival of people evacuated from the Monkey Point community. (Inti Ocon / AP Photo)

“The safety of festival attendees, vendors, volunteers, rescuers, and everyone is our number one priority,” Festival spokesman Trisha Howarth said in a statement.

Separately, the heart of a tropical cyclone marches rapidly across Central America and then rolls into the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, where it causes floods, kills trees, and thousands of people in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Was evacuated. There were no immediate reports of death.

By early Saturday afternoon, Bonnie was in the center of Managua about 110 miles (180 km) southwest, with a maximum wind speed of 40 mph (65 kph). It was traveling west at 15 mph (24 km).

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean without losing the power of tropical cyclones is one of the rare storms and therefore retains its name. Forecasters said Bonnie was likely to be a hurricane off the south coast of Mexico this week, but said it was unlikely to hit land directly.

Many Nicaraguans still remember Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Joan’s 1988 storm caused havoc on the coast, killing nearly 150 people in the country.

“We’re waiting for a storm, and we hope it doesn’t destroy our area,” said Ricardo Gomes, who was eight years old when Joan struck, and Bonnie arrives. I said before.

The region was also hit by two powerful hurricanes, Eta and Jota, in 2020, causing an estimated $ 700 million in damage.

Costa Rican officials have expressed concern that the storm will unleash landslides and floods in areas already saturated with rain for several days. The government said seven shelters in the northern part of the country already housed nearly 700 people evacuated by the floods.

Associated Press