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System after TS Humberto forecast to be tropical depression

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Robin Buchanan | 19 September, 2019, 14:05

As Humberto cruises the western Atlantic, swells propagating outward from the hurricane will produce rough surf and strong rip currents along the East Coast of the United States.

Humberto, which was upgraded to a hurricane late Sunday, had winds of 85 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane.

Tropical Depression Nine, which could turn into a tropical cyclone within two days, is already causing heavy rains and strong winds on the islands.

"Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or so, but Humberto should remain a powerful hurricane through early Thursday while it passes close to Bermuda", the advisory said.

Officials have erected large tents in Nassau to house those made homeless by Dorian and plan to erect tent cities on Abaco capable of sheltering up to 4,000 people.

Humberto is also causing rough surf and risky rip currents along the U.S. Atlantic coast from central Florida northward to North Carolina.

The news agency said Humberto's arrival coincides with a weekend visit to the Bahamas by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Summary: Humberto is Category 3 hurricane heading away from the U.S. Solid swell from Humberto will spread to the East Coast and Caribbean this week.

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said earlier this week that the official death toll stood at 50 but was expected to rise.

The tropical islands are still recovering from the aftermath of powerful Category 5 Hurricane Dorian that devastated local infrastructure, bringing havoc to a tropical paradise.

Tropical Storm Jerry is located 960 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is moving to the west-northwest at 13 mph (20 km/h).

As the hurricane season continues, forecasters are actively monitoring two more hurricanes, one in the Gulf of Mexico and other in the Atlantic Ocean.

It's called Storm Humberto and it has brought heavy wind and rain to the Bahamas.

United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres arrived in the capital Nassau on Friday, meeting people displaced by the hurricane and pledging United Nations aid.