UK News Storm Isaias hits New York before heading back up to Canada

07:15  05 august  2020
07:15  05 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Tropical Storm Isaias is racing up the East Coast Tuesday morning, battering multiple states with Torrential rain and possible flash flooding are forecast to hit Pennsylvania and tornadoes may be spotted in New Jersey. Tuesday afternoon, Isaias will move near New York City, bringing torrential

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Un homme marche sous le mauvais temps au bord de la rivière Hudson, face à la skyline de Manhattan, le 4 août 2020. © MIKE SEGAR / REUTERS A man walks in bad weather on the banks of the Hudson River, facing the Manhattan skyline, August 4, 2020.

Winds of up to 100 km / h blew over New York on Tuesday evening, depriving nearly two million people of electricity in two states in the Northeast. Tropical storm Isaias is expected to gradually lose intensity overnight before approaching Canada.

The tropical storm Isaias made its way up the Atlantic coast of the United States on Tuesday, depriving more than two million Americans of electricity from North Carolina to New York.

At 4 p.m. (8 p.m. GMT), Isaias swept over eastern Pennsylvania and southeastern New York state , with winds of up to 100 km / h, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). The depression was moving quickly.

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Before Tropical Storm Isaias even reached the area, strong storms brought several inches of rain and prompted Fast-moving Isaias will miss most of New England on the way to Canada . Isaias downgraded to tropical storm as it heads up the coast. Weather alerts have been issued ahead of

Before Tropical Storm Isaias even reached the area, strong storms brought several inches of rain Fast-moving Isaias will miss most of New England on the way to Canada . The storm will rapidly Tropical Storm Isaias is heading towards Maine. It's expected to bring heavy rain, strong wind gusts

3 PM EDT August 4 update: Heavy rainfall, strong winds, and the threat of tornadoes will continue across southeastern New York, the New York City Metropolitan area, and southern New England through this afternoon. For detailed local weather info: https://t.co/SiZo8ozBbn #Isaias pic.twitter.com/8WrLNKVebq

- National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 4, 2020

“High winds, heavy rain and the threat of tornadoes will move to southern New England ”, meteorological services warned.

More than 1.3 million people were without power at 4 p.m. Tuesday (8 p.m. GMT) in New Jersey and more than 500,000 people in New York state, according to poweroutage.us.

"We see trees and branches torn down across the city" , "Take this seriously. If you don't have to be outside, stay home ", New York Mayor Bill de Blasio urged on Twitter. Ferry, train and some overhead areas of the city's metro have been closed.

Isaias, demoted to tropical storm, approaching Florida

 Isaias, demoted to tropical storm, approaching Florida © JOE RAEDLE Strong winds blow over the US state of Florida, near Palm Beach on August 2, as the tropical storm approaches Isaias Florida was swept by strong winds and heavy rain on Sunday as tropical storm Isaias approached, which should not regain hurricane status before hitting its east coast, according to US meteorological services. At 8 a.m. (12 p.m.

Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped heavy rain as it roared up the East Coast on Tuesday morning after making landfall as a hurricane Monday night near New York City major Bill de Blasio said there was a "threat of tornadoes" for New York City Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Isaias .

Isaias strengthened back into a hurricane Monday as it made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m The strengthening storm could bring between two and four inches of rain and wind gusts up to 60 With Tropical Storm Isaias heading up the East Coast on Tuesday, New York is expecting its

Authorities had installed protective dikes in the lower Manhattan neighborhood in the morning in anticipation of a possible rise in water levels. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency in his state, also calling on residents to stay home.

Tornadoes and torrential rains

A tornado vigilance notice for southern Pennsylvania - including the city of Philadelphia -, New Jersey, southeast New York State including New York City, and southern Connecticut, have been issued. "Life-threatening urban flooding" can strike in Philadelphia, the agency also warned.

The governor of North Carolina, where Category 1 hurricane made landfall at around 11 p.m. Monday evening (3 a.m. GMT Tuesday) with winds of up to 140 km / h, lamented the death of “at least one person” . “We had a number of tornadoes” , but “overall […] the damage was not at all as severe as it could have been” , he said on ABC.

Isaias should gradually lose intensity starting Tuesday night as they approach Canada, NHC said.

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