Tropical storm Helene forms near Cape
Verde: U.S. NHC
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[September 08, 2018]
(Reuters) - Tropical storm Helene
has formed in the Atlantic early Saturday and is expected to become a
hurricane early next week as it churns toward the United States, the
U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Helene was located about 375 miles east-southeast of the southernmost
Cape Verde islands, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour
and higher wind gusts, the NHC said on early Saturday.
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"The disturbance is expected to move near the southern Cape Verde
Islands late Saturday night or on Sunday," the Miami-based weather
forecaster said, adding heavy rainfall is expected in portions of
the Cape Verde islands.
(Reporting by Karen Rodrigues in Bengaluru, additional reporting by
Rich McKay in Atlanta; Editing by Catherine Evans)
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