Republican Toni Boucher of Wilton, who has been exploring a run for governor since mid-summer, announced Wednesday that she's running for reelection to the state Senate instead.“The decision on how I can continue to best serve the people of our state has not been an easy one,’’ Boucher said at a brief press conference outside the state Capitol, where she was joined by her Senate Republican colleagues. “It has been based on where I can do the most for my constituents, my party and the wonderful people of Connecticut.”Boucher’s decision to skip the crowded governor’s race was not unexpected: time is running out and the party’s nominating convention is less than a month away. Her campaign account held less than $20,000 at the close of the first quarter filing period.This isn’t the first time Boucher has considered a gubernatorial bid only to scrap the idea. In 2014, Boucher also launched an exploratory committee before shifting her … [Read more...] about Not An Easy Decision: Toni Boucher Opts to Run for Reelection to the State Senate
BRITS may have to batten down the hatches as Hurricane Helene is heading to the UK next week — but it is at least set to get warm. The storm is currently sitting in the mid-Atlantic on the heels of the catastrophic Hurricane Florence that is about to batter the southeastern United States. But Helene is set to swing its course towards Britain from today — pivoting north east and making a beeline for Blighty. A dramatic forecast image from the US National Hurricane Centre shows how Helene will sweep in to the south west of the British Isles from Monday night. The Hurricane is located about 1,285 miles southwest of the Azores in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. It is expected to lose power slightly by the time it reaches Britain — but it will still be classed as a powerful Tropical Storm. UK Weather forecast for Thursday September 13th will see a chilly start to the day with sunny spells in most places and showers in … [Read more...] about Hurricane Helene on collision course with UK – but it could make it WARMER
HURRICANE Helene is limbering up as it joins Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Basin. Yet another powerful storm has formed and is heading our way, here is what is known about it. Where is the Hurricane Helene? Hurricane Helene continued to weaken in the mid Atlantic and was expected to become a tropical storm, the US National Hurricane Center said. Helene was located about 1,225 miles south-southwest of the Azores with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph the Miami based weather forecaster said. Interests in the Azores should monitor the progress of Helene, the NHC added. When will it hit Britain? Helene is set to bring maximum winds of up to 73mph when it smashes into the south west coast of the British Isles next week. A dramatic forecast image from the US National Hurricane Centre shows how Helene will sweep in to the south west of the British Isles from Monday night. It is expected to lose power slightly by the time it reaches Britain — but it will still be classed as a … [Read more...] about Hurricane Helene – where is the storm now, when will it hit Britain and how is it connected to Hurricane Florence?
News / UK and world by Press Association September 13, 2018, 7:37 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Weather watchers will have their eyes on the skies in the coming days as Hurricane Helene creeps closer to the UK and the Republic of Ireland. She is currently one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as she heads towards landfall in the US states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. But the Met Office says Helene could be heading east towards the south-western corners of the UK, with the tip of Ireland among the worst affected. A similar section of Wales and the Cornish peninsular are also expected to bear the brunt of any storm-like weather, although much of the rest of England could be noticeably windier by the time Helene hits land on Tuesday morning. Emma Smith, meteorologist with the Exeter-based Met Office, said more details would emerge within the next day over … [Read more...] about Hurricane Helene could be unleashed on parts of UK and Ireland within days
News / UK and world by Press Association September 14, 2018, 1:09 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Forecasters have warned that Storm Helene could pose a danger to life when it bears down on the UK and Republic of Ireland next week. Ferocious winds lurking in the Atlantic threaten to whip across western regions of England and Wales from Monday evening, heralding a day of disruption and hazardous conditions. Helene is among a glut of tropical storms brewing in the region, with mass evacuations under way in southern US states as Florence barrels across Virginia and the Carolinas. The Met Office issued two “yellow” alerts on Friday as the storm began creeping towards south-western corners of the UK and the tip of Ireland. Its warning, in force between 6pm on Monday and midday on Tuesday, said “very strong winds” could pose the risk of “injuries and danger to life” because of flying debris. … [Read more...] about ‘Threat to life’ risk warning as Storm Helene heads for UK and Ireland