The Isaias Storm Tropical attacked the east coast of Florida on Sunday and is now on track to be close to the hurricane force when it reaches the Carolinas.
As of 11:00 a.m., the Miami National Hurricane Center said the storm was located about 50 miles east of Cape Canaallel, Fla., And 365 miles south of Myrtle Beach, SC. Maximum sustained winds have risen slightly to 70 miles. / hour while continuing to move north-north-west at a speed of 9 km / h.
“Isaias is expected to be close to the hurricane force when it reaches the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina on Monday night, and strong tropical winds are likely to have hurricane conditions in the Hurricane Watch area.”; tha NHC.
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The NHS said there was a risk of a “life threatening” storm from Edisto Beach SC in Cape Fear, NC. These areas could see water rising between 2 and 4 feet above ground level. Rising life-threatening storm is possible along the North Carolina coast from Cape Fear to Duck.
Residents in those areas are advised to follow instructions from local emergency officers.
The storm weakened from one hurricane to one tropical storm on Saturday afternoon but it again brought heavy rain and flooding to the Atlantic coast of Florida. Areas along Florida’s east coast will see strong winds and rain, but nothing that should cause major damage, Fox News Chief Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth told Fox & Friends Weekend.
With cases of coronaviruses growing in Florida recently, the risk of a storm increased anxieties. State-run virus testing sites have been closed in areas where the storm could hit because the sites are outdoor tents, which can be knocked down by strong winds.
“Do not be fooled by the landing,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned at a news conference after the storm hit the Bahamas for hours.
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The governor said the state was anticipating power outages and urged residents to have a week of water supply, food and medicine on hand. However, South Florida emerged from the storm with less damage than expected. Between 2 and 4 inches of rain fell in some areas and the storm knocked down power for several hundred people, according to the Miami Herald.
As of 10 a.m. Sunday, 2,650 customers were without power in Palm Beach County and over 300 customers were out in Martin and St. Louis counties. Lucie.
Stacy Stewart, senior hurricane specialist at Hurricane Center in Miami, said the high-level winds took some strength from Isaias.
“We expected a hurricane to develop and it did not happen,” Stewart said Sunday. “It’s a two-story storm. If you live on the west side of the storm, you didn’t get much. If you live east of the storm, there’s a lot of bad weather there.”
Tropical storm conditions are forecast to spread across the rest of the east coast early Tuesday and Wednesday. Significant lightning and urban flooding are possible throughout parts of Carolina and mid-Atlantic with areas that can see up to eight inches of rain.
Southeast New York and much of New England could see up to six inches of rain, while coastal Georgia could see up to two inches.
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A hurricane hour and storm surge warning are in effect for parts of Carolina as of Sunday evening. A tropical storm clock is in effect through the Long Island Sound and additional updates will be released on Monday, according to the NHC.
Travis Fedschun, Rick Reichmuth and the Associated Press contributed to this report, Fox News