Right here’s The place Storm Isaias Hit Hardest
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On Monday evening, Hurricane Isaias landed in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina with winds of up to 85 miles per hour, causing storm surges on the coast and producing tornadoes as it moved inland.
By Tuesday morning, Isaias had weakened to tropical storm status but had caused widespread power outages, with more than 350,000 out of power in Virginia and more than 300,000 in North Carolina, according to tracking website PowerOutage.US.
The National Hurricane Center warned of more tornadoes as the storm continues up the Atlantic coast: “Tornadoes are most likely to be seen from southeast Virginia to New Jersey by noon.”
Forecast track and wind probabilities
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This updated map shows the most likely predicted trace and winds of the storm. Use the controls to toggle between the likelihood of tropical gale force winds (greater than 39 miles per hour) and hurricane force winds (greater than 74 mph).
Before the storm hit the Florida coast, the state emergency management department closed state-sponsored COVID-19 testing sites from 5 p.m. on Thursday. Miami-Dade County will close beaches and parks at 8 p.m. on Friday.
Last week, Isaias lashed Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic with wind and heavy rain, causing local flash floods and power outages. Bahamas Power and Light also reported failures on Saturday.
Forecast track and rain for the next 7 days
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This updated map shows the best predicted route for Isaiah, which is above the rain forecast for the next seven days. On Tuesday morning, the National Hurricane Center warned that parts of the mid-Atlantic region are likely to receive 3 to 6 inches of rain, with isolated peaks of up to 8 inches.
“Heavy rains along the east coast near Isaiah’s path will lead to flash floods and flooding in the city,” the hurricane center said. Flooding is a greater risk in urban areas as paved surfaces make water absorption difficult.
As always, watch for updates from local officials and obey any evacuation or protection orders. For more information about the storm, see the National Hurricane Center notice.