The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said that elevated water levels and big waves will affect the USA mid-Atlantic region, “causing significant beach and dune erosion with moderate coastal flooding likely”.
Another rescue mission was successful: On Thursday night, the Coast Guard helicopter lifted 12 sailors from their sinking 212-foot cargo ship besieged by Joaquin and listing 51 miles northwest of Haiti, the guard said.
HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda was getting lashed Sunday by gusting winds and pelting rains from a weakening Hurricane Joaquin as its spinning centre tracked just southwest of the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas as a major storm.
As of Tuesday morning, about 2.44 inches of rain in September had been recorded at the official National Weather Service monitoring station in Rutland, but most of that fell in the span of four days during the second week of September.
Even so, the EIA reports that heavy rain, strong winds and possible flooding could threaten electric infrastructure throughout the mid-Atlantic states. The US Hurricane Center upgraded Joaquin to a Category 4 at 2 p.m. on Thursday, calling the storm “extremely risky”.