The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 05-09-11
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 And Now "Ophelia"
 Authorities in N. and S. Carolina on Alert And Now "Ophelia"
11 Sep 2005 10:42:00
By Annita Paschalinou
A few days after Katrina's lethal hit, a tropical storm, which evolves
into a hurricane, is ready to afflict the US East Coast. With winds
exceeding 130km per hour, Ophelia will hit North and South Carolina
within the next hours. Earlier, its passage from Florida, where it
remained for three days, did not cause significant problems, except for
enormous waves at the coasts. As per the National Hurricane Centre,
Ophelia has been described as a large category 1 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson scale that was unlikely to strengthen significantly
during the next 24 hours. However, authorities in North Carolina are
concerned and the governor declared a state of emergency, while he even
called an emergency meeting on Sunday.
Translated by Sofia Soulioti