Hurricane Jose Strengthened to Category 1, Here's Where It's Headed

September 15, 2017Sep 15, 2017

A few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey brought extreme devastation across Texas and Louisiana. Last week, Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean and hit US mainland in southern Florida, causing widespread power outages. Now, another storm is working its way toward the states.

Hurricane Jose had weakened to a tropical storm for one day but has now restrengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. There was extreme concern that Jose would bring even further destruction to the Caribbean, but it avoided land, thankfully. Now, the storm is reportedly headed northwest. 

According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 5 p.m. ET on Friday, Jose was located 640 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and 485 miles southwest of Bermuda. It has sustained winds of 75 mph and is moving northwest at 10 mph.

Now, Jose is expected to bring Nor'easter like conditions to New York and Boston next week. By early next week, it is projected to be off of the mid-Atlantic coast. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is warning about the potential danger that Jose could cause between the Carolinas up to Long Island. They said that there could be life-threatening rip currents, waves up to 11 feet, beach erosion, and coastal flooding.

The National Hurricane Center said, "Interests from North Carolina northward to New England on the east coast of the United States should monitor the progress of this system."

We will continue to keep you updated on the status of Hurricane Jose as more information is released. 

Please be praying that the storm would be weakened and would not add to the destruction. For another breaking news story, read our latest article about the Hollywood celebrity who was just sued for allegedly stealing $430,000. 

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