Storm Danny strengthens as it approaches South Carolina coast

Miami, Jun 28 (EFE) .- Danny, the fourth tropical storm of the hurricane season in the Atlantic basin, strengthened this Friday by increasing its maximum sustained winds to 45 miles per hour (75 km / h) while its center shifted it approaches South Carolina, where it is expected to make landfall in a few hours.

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC), based in Miami, Florida, indicated in its most recent bulletin that the system is 35 miles east (55 kilometers) of Beaufort, South Carolina and 35 miles south-southwest of Charleston, in the same state.

Danny is currently moving in a west-northwest direction at 16 miles per hour (26 km / h) and is going to maintain that course for the next two days.

The track pattern indicates that the center of the storm may make landfall this afternoon in an area of ​​the southern coast of South Carolina between Edisto Beach and the mouth of the South Santee River.

Danny’s rain can cause flooding at points along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina.

Rainfall will also occur in the interior of those two states and northeast Alabama.

The NHC also warns that the combination of storm surge and tide can cause sea levels to rise and cause sea recesses in some parts of South Carolina.

This year, in which the NHC and other meteorological institutions forecast cyclonic activity above normal in the Atlantic basin, tropical storms Ana, Bill and Claudette have already been registered.

The latest one this month caused more than a dozen deaths in accidents caused by wind and rain in Alabama. EFE

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