Florida is preparing for tropical storm Isaias, which is expected to land on Sunshine State before moving to the east coast of the United States.
With strong winds of up to 65 miles per hour, the storm was lowered from a hurricane that moved over the Florida Strait before approaching the southeastern coast of early Florida.
The National Hurricane Center initially expected Isaias to be restored to a “strong typhoon overnight”, but the center said in an advisory that lasted 11 am EST, that it was still a tropical storm.
Isaias is moving northwest at 8 mph. Its center will reach Florida, before moving north and north to northwest more quickly.
On Sunday, the hurricane center halted its observation of the storm surge of the east coast of Florida, saying that the area should prepare for 2 to 4 inches of rain in most areas, and 6 inches in some isolated areas.
The center issued some new warnings to Carolina, adding storm storm monitoring between Edesto Beach, South Carolina, and Cape Fear, North Carolina. Water can rise there up to 4 feet, and you should expect the area 3 to 5 inches of rain, and up to 7 inches in the most affected areas.
“The possibility of a couple of hurricanes will start along the southern coast of Carolina during the late afternoon and evening, and spread across North North Carolina on Monday night,” the center said in its forecast.
Meteorologists will eventually expect to make their way to southeastern New York and New England, which can expect rain of up to 4 inches in most places.
As Florida slows down, the state is already fighting the coronavirus pandemic, and a county official in South Florida said Friday that it is hard to imagine they are now dealing with a storm.
“It was the way it did in 2020 to some extent, but we’re dealing with it, right?” Howard Tipton, Director of St. Lucy County, North Palm Beach County, told a news conference. “We cannot determine the cards we are dealing with.
State Governor Ron Desantis said that the request he sent to President Donald Trump to declare federal disasters was approved, and “Florida is fully prepared.”
DeSantis, who urged residents to get seven days of food, water and medicine before the storm, said that while he “does not expect hospitals that need to evacuate patients,” a small hospital in Braverd County moved COVID -19 patients elsewhere.
In spite of the weather, “NASA” said, weather conditions “are going” for the scheduled return this afternoon for the two astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, who left for the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX spacecraft in late May.
In a statement, NASA said it could be sprayed at a major landing site off the coast of Pensacola or at an alternate site off Panama City. Both are in the Gulf of Mexico.
Meanwhile, Miami-Dade County ordered the closure of parks, beaches, marinas and golf courses.
Palm Beach County, which was under a previous hurricane warning, said it would open four shelters and one animal. The shelters are for residents of caravans or manufactured homes and other sub-standard housing.
Florida Energy and Light said it activated the emergency response plan and employed about 2,000 people from 10 states to help restore energy. The tool expects a large portion of its coverage area to feel the effects of the storm.
Miami Mayor Did Carlos Carlos Jimenez Saturday morning told residents to stay indoors, and strong winds and floods are expected in some areas of South Florida by mid-afternoon.
North Carolina authorities have ordered the evacuation of Orakoc, which was struck by Hurricane Dorian last year, as well as Holden Beach and Ocean Island Beach. Cape Lookout National Secure said it would close at 5 pm.
The Bahamas has evacuated the people in Abaco, who have been living in temporary structures since Dorian, and those who are located on the eastern edge of Grand Bahama. The storm hit shingles and roofed trees as they made their way through the archipelago.
While the tropical storm still fell trees, destroyed crops and caused widespread floods and small landslides in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, where hundreds of thousands of people were left without electricity and water.
Officials reported that a man died in the Dominican Republic when he was electrocuted by an electrical cable. Over 5,000 people were evacuated, and floodwaters remained isolated from more than 130 communities.