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TCI Officials watching new Tropical Storm Nadine, Hurricane Leslie forecast to make u-turn ; Michael hits US as Cat 4

#Providenciales, October 11, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – Turks and Caicos officials are watching the new tropical storm formed this morning in the Atlantic Basin.  The region remains in those critical months where the season is heightened and October has seen its share of mean, monster hurricanes.

In borrowing from AccuWeather and its list of the six worst October Hurricanes, we can go to recent memory including 2016’s Hurricane Matthew which killed 603 people; Superstorm Sandy of 2012 blamed for 233 deaths; sixty-two people died in 2005’s Hurricane Wilma; Hurricane Mitch of 1998 was incredibly deadly with 19,325 deaths recorded and Hurricane Opal in 1995 where 63 people lost their lives.  It did not make that Accu Weather list, but it sure makes ours; Hurricane Joaquin of 2015, where 34 people were killed.

As for what is going on right now, Tropical Storm Nadine is not a threat to any land mass but the Turks and Caicos is advised to watch this one as she is moving in our general direction.  Nadine is also forecast to dissipate over the weekend.

Also happening in Atlantic right now, Hurricane Michael has strengthened and touched down along Gulf Coast states – specifically, Mexico Beach in Florida – as a category four hurricane and Category one hurricane Leslie, is now forecast to make a u-turn by Sunday will begin heading back into the direction of the islands as a tropical storm on Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center model.







caption:  Photo from Mexico Beach, Florida posted Instagram video

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