As of 5 P.M. Wednesday, the "storm of a lifetime" continued to make its way toward the Carolina coast, with max winds of up to 120 miles per hour.
Forecasters warned that drenching rains of 1 to 3½ feet (30 centimeters to 1 meter) as the hurricane-turned-tropical storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days.
Surf swells generated by Isaac are affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 miles per hour (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
"Little change in strength is expected before the eye of Florence reaches the coast, with slow weakening expected after the center moves inland or meanders near the coast", the advisory said.
The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Subtropical Storm Joyce has formed in the north Atlantic, but is not now a threat to land. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from the center.
"The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves".
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The administration is trying to draw a connection between the two and pressure Palestinians to talk directly with Israel. Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) called the measure a "New Year's gift" to Israel and the Jewish people.
He said the federal government and first responders are ready to assist, but that 'bad things can happen when you're talking about a storm this size'.
Everyone's attention has been focused on Florence, but the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane is certainly living up to its reputation this year.
Some pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are likely into Friday, with possible rainfall accumulations of one (1) to two (2) inches. The biggest threats from Hurricane Florence are life-threatening storm surge, devastating flash-flooding, and hurricane-force winds.
The probable path of Isaac as of Thursday morning.
It is presently located about 965 km east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.
A remarkable satellite image shows Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic is one of just nine potentially unsafe storms now circling around the world.