Aftermath of Hurricane Marilyn, another Category 3 hurricane.
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Hurricane Bonnie Update
News story originally written on August 26, 1998
From the National Weather Service, Miami, Florida, 3 p.m. EDT:
Bonnie battering coastal North Carlina...Flood threat from rain increasing...Hurricane warnings remain in effect from Cape Romain, South Carolina to Chinoteague, Virginia, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point Southward. Small craft south of the warning area should remain in port until winds and seas subside.
A hurricane watch remains in effect from Chinoteague to Cape Henlopen Delaware. At 3 p.m. EDT, the center of the hurricane Bonnie was located near latitude 33.7 N, longitude 78.0 W, or about 40 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina. Bonnie is moving toward the north near 10 mph and this motion is expected to continue today with a gradual turn toward the north-northeast tonight. On this track, the center of Bonnie should reach the coast early tonight. However, this is a large hurricane and hurricane conditions could occur far from the center.
This hurricane has winds of 115mph. When hurricane does reach the U.S. East coast, flooding and high winds could cause a lot of property damage. This hurricane has been very hard to forecast.
Here's the tropical update index supported by the Weather Channel.
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