There Are 6 Named Storms in the Western Hemisphere

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By CNN Newsource
September 19, 2019US News
There Are 6 Named Storms in the Western Hemisphere
There are six named storms moving in the Atlantic, over the United States or in the Eastern Pacific. (CNN)

This week, there were six named storms moving in the Atlantic, over the United States or in the Eastern Pacific.

They were:

Hurricane Humberto

Humberto, the year’s second major Atlantic hurricane blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda on Sept. 19 as a sprawling Category 3 storm.

The powerful storm blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power, but officials said Thursday that the storm caused no reported deaths.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Humberto still had maximum sustained winds of at 125 mph early Thursday, with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward for 405 miles, covering a huge swath of ocean off New England and Nova Scotia.

The storm was centered about 250 miles north-northeast of Bermuda and moving to the east-northeast at a brisk 22 mph.

satellite image of Humberto on Sept. 14
A satellite image of tropical storm Humberto, at 9:22 a.m. ET on Sept. 14, 2019. (CNN Weather)

Tropical Depression Imelda

Imelda, once a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico, Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago.

Forecasters warned that Imelda could bring up to 35 inches of rain this week in some areas of Texas through Friday. The storm system also brought the risk of severe weather and prompted tornado warnings Thursday morning in the areas hit hardest by the flooding.

No reports of deaths or injuries related to the storm were immediately reported Thursday.

Sargent, Texas after tropical storm Imelda
According to Matagorda County Constable Bill Orton, Sargent received 22 inches of rain since Imelda started impacted the area on Sept. 17, 2019. Photographed from above Sargent, Texas, on Sept. 18, 2019. ( Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Hurricane Jerry

Jerry, has formed and is now a Category 1 storm as it churns in the Atlantic Ocean.

Forecasters said the storm, which has 75 mph winds, is moving west-northwest at 16 mph, said the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in an 11 a.m. ET update on Thursday, Sept. 19.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the islands of St. Maarten, Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Martin, S. Barthelemy, and Saba and St. Eustatius.

Tropical Storm Jerry
The probable path of Tropical Storm Jerry as of Sept. 18, 2019. (National Hurricane Center/NOAA)

Tropical Storm Kiko

Kiko, once a hurricane in the Pacific, could become a hurricane again by Friday or Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said.

But it is not expected to affect land anytime soon, if ever.

Hurricane Lorena

Lorena lashed parts of Mexico’s Pacific coast with heavy rain and strong winds early on Thursday, as it barreled towards the popular beach resorts of Los Cabos on the Baja California peninsula.

Lorena, a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, was just south of the seaside getaway of Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco state, where schools were shut pending the passage of the storm as it moved northwest.

With maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, Lorena was around 25 miles southeast of Cabo Corrientes and moving to the north-northwest at around 8 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory.

Tropical Storm Mario

Mario is also located in the Pacific, off the coast of Mexico.

It’s forecast to become a hurricane Thursday night, but not expected to have much impact on land over the next few days.

The CNN Wire, The Associated Press, Reuters and Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

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