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US Tropical Storm Isaias lashes Florida's east coast, no longer expected to reach hurricane strength

16:05  02 august  2020
16:05  02 august  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

More Than a Million in Dark as Isaias Batters U.S. East Coast

  More Than a Million in Dark as Isaias Batters U.S. East Coast (Bloomberg) -- More than a million homes and businesses have lost power from North Carolina to New York as Tropical Storm Isaias swirls up the U.S. East Coast, spurring tornadoes, knocking down trees and snapping power lines. The worst of the storm, packing winds of 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour, will fade this afternoon in Washington as conditions intensify in New York, said Mike Doll, a meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. The worst should be over for New York by about 6 p.m. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Tropical Storm Isaias is sweeping through the Northwest Bahamas. Tropical storm conditions are expected this evening in South Florida . For now, we expect there's a good chance Isaias will pass close enough to scrape at least part of Florida ' s Atlantic coast where hurricane warnings are in effect.

Tropical cyclone Isaias , which is moving towards the Florida coast , has morphed into a category-1 hurricane , the National Hurricane Center has reported. The storm initially formed south of Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for the Bahamas, as Isaias

Heavy rain, powerful winds and rough surf lashed Florida's eastern coast Sunday as Tropical Storm Isaias inched closer, but forecasters now believe the storm will not return to hurricane strength.

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph an, as of 8 a.m. Sunday, was about 40 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, moving northwest at 8 mph.

More Than a Million in Dark as Isaias Batters U.S. East Coast

  More Than a Million in Dark as Isaias Batters U.S. East Coast (Bloomberg) -- More than a million homes and businesses have lost power from North Carolina to New York as Tropical Storm Isaias swirls up the U.S. East Coast, spurring tornadoes, knocking down trees and snapping power lines. The worst of the storm, packing winds of 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour, will fade this afternoon in Washington as conditions intensify in New York, said Mike Doll, a meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. The worst should be over for New York by about 6 p.m. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Hurricane conditions are expected to reach portions of Florida ' s coast Saturday night and will spread north through Sunday. The center of the storm remains at sea Tropical storm -force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. Expected rainfall from Isaias , from Friday night through

Hurricane Isaias could reach Florida on Saturday. Isaias was expected to produce flash flooding and mudslides across the Dominican Republic A hurricane warning was issued for the northwestern Bahamas, and tropical storm conditions were possible for the east coast of Florida on Saturday.

"The good news is that we have a tropical storm, not a hurricane," Fox News Chief Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth said on "Fox & Friends Weekend."

ISAIAS WEAKENS TO TROPICAL STORM IN BAHAMAS, EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN AS IT HEADS TOWARD FLORIDA

The storm weakened to a tropical storm late Saturday but remained a powerful force.

As the storm moves now toward the southeast coast of Florida, a tropical storm warning is in effect from Hallandale Beach, Florida, to South Santee River, South Carolina, and for Florida's Lake Okeechobee.

A storm surge watch is in effect for Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach, and from Edisto Beach, South Carolina, to Cape Fear, North Carolina.

United States. Hurricane Isaias hits North Carolina, risk of deadly rains

 United States. Hurricane Isaias hits North Carolina, risk of deadly rains © JOE RAEDLE / AFP Tropical storm Isaias approaching the coast of Florida, after causing heavy damage in Puerto Rico, the August 1, 2020. Hurricane Isaias struck Monday, August 3 in the evening on the state of North Carolina, in the southeastern United States, bringing potentially deadly heavy rains and flooding risks. despite a loss of potency from depression. Accompanied by winds of up to 140 km / h, Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach at 11:10 pm (0310 GMT Tuesday).

MIAMI (Reuters) - Isaias weakened slightly to a tropical storm on Saturday after lashing the Bahamas, but forecasters warned it would likely grow into a hurricane again overnight as it Scores of hotel rooms along Florida ' s east coast have been set aside for any people with COVID-19 who are

East Florida Coast on Alert for Isaias . Tropical Storm Isaias could again become a hurricane before moving over or near Florida . At a Glance. For now, we expect there's a good chance Isaias will pass close enough to scrape at least part of Florida ' s Atlantic coast where hurricane warnings are in effect.

According to Reichmuth, the worst of the storm with heavy rain is on the east side of the system and will stay over the ocean, not impacting most of Florida. Areas along Florida's eastern coast will see high winds and rain, but nothing that should cause major damage.

Forecasters have warned that up to 4 feet of storm surge is possible, with dangerous surf.

“Don't be fooled by the downgrade,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned during a news conference on Saturday, urging people to remain vigilent.

Florida authorities closed beaches, parks and coronavirus testing sites, lashing signs to palm trees so they wouldn't blow away

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. Officials wrestled with how to prepare shelters where people can seek refuge from the storm if necessary, while safely social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Hurricane Isaias reaches the Bahamas before hitting Florida

 Hurricane Isaias reaches the Bahamas before hitting Florida © Supplied by Le Point isaias, hurricane Hurricane Isaias is becoming more and more threatening. It went overnight from Thursday to Friday from tropical storm status to category 1 hurricane (out of 5) , with winds blowing up to 130 km / h, according to the latest bulletin from the National Center for hurricanes (NHC) at 8 p.m. (midnight GMT).

Isaias , now a tropical storm , barrels toward Florida before it surges up entire East Coast . Isaias is beginning a multiday assault on the U. S . East Coast with tropical storm conditions to gradually develop over Florida Saturday night and hurricane conditions on Sunday The former hurricane was

(Bloomberg) -- A weakened Tropical Storm Isaias edged nearer to Florida where it will probably re-strengthen to a hurricane as its winds start to reach Despite its weakened state, hurricane warnings remain along Florida ’ s east coast . Governor Ron DeSantis and President Donald Trump declared an

As of 7 a.m. Sunday, about 700 customers were without power in Palm Beach County and 290 customers were out in Martin and St. Lucie counties.

Florida Power and Light spokesman Bryan Garner told FOX29 the utility has assembled about 10,000 workers, including 2,000 from 20 different states, to restore power as quickly as possible.

FEMA CHIEF WARNS EAST COAST RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR HURRICANE ISAIAS: 'HEED' STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Natalie Betancur, stocking up at a grocery in Palm Beach Gardens, told The Associated Press the storm itself doesn't cause her a great amount of concern.

“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.

Victor Edery, who has lived in Hollywood Beach for eight years, told WSVN after riding out Hurricane Irma in 2017 that he also wasn't concerned about Isaias.

Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Isaias as it moves up U.S. East Coast

  Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Isaias as it moves up U.S. East Coast The storm is expected to reach Florida on Sunday before heading north towards the Carolinas and eventually New York.With maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, the storm was downgraded form a hurricane Saturday afternoon. It moved over the Straits of Florida Saturday night before approaching the southeast coast of Florida early Sunday.

5:45 Hurricane Isaias : Florida Gov. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but was expected to regain hurricane strength overnight as it The centre of the storm is forecast to approach the southeast coast of Florida early Sunday morning and then travel

Isaias , previously a Category 1 hurricane , delivered torrential rains and high winds to the Bahamas Friday before heading toward Florida , according to forecasters. Little change in strength is forecast over the next 24 hours as Isaias moves near the east coast of Florida later tonight through Sunday.

“I’m not afraid of this one,” he said.

Isaias has been destructive in the Caribbean, where it became a hurricane on Thursday and caused widespread flooding and small landslides in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

One man died in the Dominican Republic. In Puerto Rico, the National Guard rescued at least 35 people from floodwaters that swept away one woman. Her body was recovered Saturday.

Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and churned toward the Florida coast.

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By Monday night, Isaias should make landfall as a moderate tropical storm across eastern South Carolina or North Carolina, forecasters said.

Between 2 to 4 feet of storm surge may cause localized flooding in those regions. A narrow swath of 3 to 4 inches of rain can also be expected from South Carolina through New England.

As the system moves up the Atlantic seaboard, the worst of the weather for major cities in the Northeast will arrive by Tuesday afternoon into the evening, when the heaviest rain develops over inland locations.

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The storm comes about a week before the most active period of hurricane season, a threat that lasts about two months.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Hanna becomes first hurricane of 2020 Atlantic season as it barrels toward Texas .
Tropical Storm Hanna was upgraded to a hurricane on Saturday morning, becoming the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season as it barrels toward Texas.The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Hanna had strengthened and gained winds of more than 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 storm. It is expected to strengthen as it continues moving closer to the Texas coast.As of Saturday morning, Hanna was located roughly 100 miles away from Corpus Christi, Texas, and was moving west at 9 mph. It is expected to make landfall later Saturday, and a hurricane warning is in effect for parts of Texas.

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