(Express) – Hurricane Erick is set to batter Hawaii and new images have been released as the tropical storm heads towards the US. The tropical storm has been gathering pace this week and has now transformed into a hurricane. With the storm barreling towards the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released breathtaking images of the hurricane. In one of the images, Storm Erick can be seen approaching the Hawaiian islands with a clearly stated “eye”. The category 3 hurricane


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is expected to bring heavy rain and dangerous surf conditions although it is not expected to hit fully hit the land. Accompanying the image, the NOAA stated: “The storms are expected to bring heavy rainfall to Hawaii and dangerous surf conditions.” Maximum stated winds speeds stood at 130mph (209kmh). CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said: “Strong swells are expected to cause dangerous surf along the eastern and southern Hawaii coast over the next 48-72 hours but no coastal advisories are currently issued for the Hawaiian island chain.” READ MORE

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