Tropical Storm Isaias on verge of becoming hurricane

Police also arrested a handful of surfers in the capital of Santo Domingo accused of violating government storm warnings.Isaias knocked out power to more than 400,000 clients across Puerto Rico and left some 150,000 customers without water, according to government officials. National Hurricane Center

As of 11 p.m. Virgin Islands.Minor damage was reported elsewhere across Puerto Rico, where tens of thousands of people still use tarps as roofs over homes damaged by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Go to https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB for details. East Coast, will likely become a hurricane on Friday. Outages also were reported in the neighboring U.S. There’s a tropical storm warning in effect for parts of the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and Haiti, as well as Turks and Caicos, and a tropical storm watch for parts of Florida. 

Tropical Storm Isaias over Puerto Rico on morning of July 30, 2020. The previous record was Irene on August 7, 2005, Klotzbach tweeted.So far this year, Cristobal, Danielle, Edouard, Fay, Gert and Hanna have also been the earliest named Atlantic storms for their alphabetic order. A hurricane warning has been issued for the northwestern part of the Bahamas. Thursday night, the storm was moving northwest at about 18 miles per hour toward the southeastern Bahamas. 00:26

The National Hurricane Center said Thursday that Tropical Storm Isaias, which battered the Dominican Republic on a forecasted track toward the U.S. In some respects, it already has:
#Isaias is now a hurricane based on data from the Air Force Hurricane Hunters. pic.twitter.com/tXraiehHMX— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) July 31, 2020

Isaias unleashed small landslides and caused widespread flooding and power outages Thursday in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from previous hurricanes and earthquakes. Trending News

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U.S. Parts of Florida are also expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of rain, with isolated maximum totals of 6 inches. 

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José Pagán, a 22-year-old who lives in the eastern mountain town of Juncos, said his power went out before dawn.”I didn’t think it was going to be this strong,” he said of the storm, adding that his home is slightly flooded. “It’s a rather difficult experience because it reminds us of Maria.”Isaias is expected to produce 4 to 8 inches of rain across Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and northern Haiti, with isolated maximum totals of 10 inches.The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands could see 4 to 8 inches of rain while Cuba could see 1 to 2 inches, with isolated maximum totals of 4 inches. The intensity forecast shows a stronger storm than before, but the track forecast is unchanged. First published on July 30, 2020 / 6:00 AM Crews opened the gates of one dam that last month had such a low water level it led officials to cut service every other day for some 140,000 customers. It’s expected to hit the central Bahamas by Friday night, and move near or over the northwestern Bahamas and near south Florida on Saturday. 

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Isaias was already toppling trees in the Dominican Republic as government workers in some impoverished neighborhoods used loudspeakers to urge people to evacuate ahead of the worst of the storm. Tropical Storm Isaias on verge of becoming hurricane

Updated on: July 31, 2020 / 1:10 AM
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