Flooded Areas Hope Hurricane Joaquin Stays Away



Up and down the East coast, states and cities are bracing themselves for more potential rain that could be coming their way from Hurricane Joaquin. According to The National Weather Service, the hurricane as of Saturday afternoon was being tracked out by the islands of the Bahamas.

South Carolina is one state in particular that has gotten hit hard over the last day or so prior to Hurricane Joaquin. In some areas of South Carolina they have reports of receiving over 20 inches of rain, and can continue to see at least another four inches in the next 48 hours or so.

The government and law enforcement are urging people not to leave their homes. There are many roads closed that are either foolproof or blocked due to landslides.

Some relief might be ahead for all the cities being affected by all the rain. The National Hurricane Center has just announced on their Facebook page that Hurricane Joaquin has been downgraded to a category two, and they do not expect it to make landfall on the US. It is also said that the hurricane is now heading towards Bermuda with winds coming in with a maximum of 110mph

Regardless of where the hurricane is at the moment, storms can always change course so be sure to stay safe!

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