Hurricane Isaias Weakens To A Tropical Storm
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For more about Hurricane Isaias, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Hurricane Isaias (/ˌiːsɑːˈiːɑːs/) is an active tropical storm that struck Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, and is currently impacting The Bahamas and the East Coast of the United States. The ninth tropical storm and second hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Isaias originated from a tropical wave off the coast of Africa that was first tracked by the National Hurricane Center on July 23, 2020. The tropical wave gradually became more organized, obtaining gale-force winds on July 28, before organizing into Tropical Storm Isaias on July 30. Isaias marked the earliest ninth named storm on record, surpassing 2005‘s Hurricane Irene by eight days. Isaias strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane on the next day.
Numerous tropical storm watches and warnings as well as hurricane watches and hurricane warnings were issued for the Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, Bahamas, Cuba, and Florida. Isaias caused devastating flooding and wind damage in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Several towns were left without electricity nor drinking water in Puerto Rico, which prompted a disaster declaration by President Donald Trump. In the Dominican Republic, two people were killed by wind damage. A woman was killed in Puerto Rico after being swept away in flood waters.
Florida, a coronavirus hotspot, is under a new threat as Hurricane Isaias approaches. Florida has seen a record number of new coronavirus cases and coronavirus-linked deaths in the last week, and the storm is now complicating efforts to contain the pandemic. Manuel Bojorquez reports from Riviera Beach, Florida, in the video “Florida prepares for Hurricane Isaias amid record surge in coronavirus cases“, below:
Hurricane Isaias is barreling towards the Bahamas and Florida, and is on track to hit the eastern coastline over the weekend. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN with the latest, in the video “Hurricane Isaias could make landfall in Florida over the weekend“, below:
Already hard hit with one of the highest rates of coronavirus infections in the country, Florida now braces for another challenge as Isaias approaches. Manuel Bojorquez reports, in the video “Florida prepares for Isaias as state grapples with coronavirus infections“, below:
Isaias weakened to a tropical storm as the system headed closer to Florida, with the National Hurricane Center forecasting the storm to regain hurricane strength later in the evening. CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers has the latest, in the video “Isaias weakens to a tropical storm as it nears Florida“, below:
Update of Tropical Storm Isaias, in the video “2 a.m. Sunday advisory – Tropical Storm Isaias“, below:
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