Friday, 07 August, 2020

Hurricane Isaias tracker: When will Hurricane Isaias hit Florida?

Hurricane Isaias to impact Bahamas today with long-term plans to hit the US Hurricane Isaias: Some Florida counties, North Carolina, Virginia declare states of emergency as Southeast ...
Cecil Davis | 02 August, 2020, 08:11

"Remain vigilant", DeSantis said at a news conference on Saturday morning, warning that slight variations in Isaias' path could make the difference between coastal communities facing hurricane-force winds or something more like a severe thunderstorm.

Authorities in North Carolina, meanwhile, ordered the evacuation of Ocracoke Island, which was slammed by last year's Hurricane Dorian, starting Saturday evening.

Isaias was carrying top sustained winds of 85 miles (135 kilometers) per hour and was located about 115 miles (185 kilometers) south-southeast of the Bahamas capital Nassau at 2 a.m. (0600 GMT), heading northwest, the US National Hurricane Center in Miami said. "Isaias is forecast to move near the east coast of the Florida peninsula tonight through Sunday", the NHC said.

Residents cover a window with plywood in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias, in the Heritage neighborhood of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas on July 31, 2020. The governor said the state is anticipating power outages and asked residents to have a week's supply of water, food and medicine on hand.

Sebastian will experience tropical storm conditions Sunday morning, with the maximum impact period between 12 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

As of now, the National Hurricane Centre in the United States is projecting the storm to enter eastern Canada as a post tropical depression by midweek. It is expected that the center of Isaias will move quickly from offshore of the coast of Georgia into the southern mid-Atlantic states by late Monday and into Tuesday. The space agency was monitoring whether the SpaceX Crew Dragon could safely bring its two astronauts back from the International Space Station for a splashdown Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico.

Florida's coronavirus testing centers were closed Thursday and will not reopen until they get the all-clear after the storm.

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That death count is the 28th-highest in the country and the 35th highest per capita, at almost 16 deaths per 100,000 people. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald , a Republican from Juneau, said Evers may have opened himself to legal challenges.

The storm has caused at least two deaths in the Dominican Republic and torn down trees, flooded streets and knocked out power for thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico, according to media reports. One man died in the Dominican Republic.

Concerns about the coronavirus and the vulnerability of people who are still recovering from Dorian were adding to storm worries.

The Bahamas has reported more than 570 confirmed COVID-19 cases and at least 14 deaths.

However, a Hurricane Warning is in effect for Boca Raton to the Volusia/Flagler County Line Florida, and the Northwestern Bahamas. Don't let your guard down until this storm passes.

"The hurricane is not that serious, but I feel that the public is really panicking because it's a hurricane and we're in the middle of a pandemic", she said.

The governors of North Carolina and Virginia both declared a state of emergency as well.

In Palm Beach County, about 150 people were in shelters, said emergency management spokeswoman Lisa De La Rionda.