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Tropical Storm Isaias reaches hurricane strength, heads to Bahamas

- floods & power outages experienced in Puerto Rico
Tropical Storm Isaias has strengthened into a hurricane and is due to hit the Southeastern Bahamas later today, July 31, 2020 and Florida's coast on the weekend. Photo: NBC News
A man walks under pouring rain during Storm Isaias, then a tropical storm, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on July 30, 2020. Photo: Getty Images
A man walks under pouring rain during Storm Isaias, then a tropical storm, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on July 30, 2020. Photo: Getty Images
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Tropical Storm Isaias has strengthened into a hurricane and is due to hit the Southeastern Bahamas later today, July 31, 2020 and Florida's coast on the weekend.

As of 8:00am, Hurricane Isaias was located about 545 KM South East of Nassau, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The NHC's forecast said that the center of the Category 1 hurricane will move "near or over" the Southeastern Bahamas later today.

Isaias packing 80mph winds

Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h).

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible today, and Isaias is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km).

Reports from the reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the minimum central pressure is 990 mb (29.24 inches).

The NHC it is also warning of rainfall across the Caribbean, which "will lead to life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides, as well as river flooding."

Isaias has already caused flooding and blackouts in Puerto Rico.

Parts of Florida have also been put under a Tropical Storm Watch.

Isaias passed the (VI) Virgin Islands on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.

No major damages were reported.

5 Responses to “Tropical Storm Isaias reaches hurricane strength, heads to Bahamas”

  • scamdemic (31/07/2020, 08:48) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Now this is what I fear of not no damn flu with a s 90%+ survival rate
    • Ignorance (31/07/2020, 10:08) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      Ignorance is a boss.

      You think 90%+ survival is for everyone? And do you think it ends with survival?

      I suggest you begin reading on the current events and developments with regards to the people who are surviving, because it doesn't make catching it and being certain you will survive it worth it. Not for all of the side effects of surviving, to include lung damage, eye damage, brain damage and heart damage, to name just a few. Indeed, you will survive, but how will you live? What will be your quality of life?

      I will continue to observe the protocols and keep to the old adage that prevention is better than cure.

      You can catch it if you want, since you are certain YOU will survive. Your name is God.
  • blah (31/07/2020, 09:23) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yess we wasn’t getting it in the bvi we are blessed hahaha
  • prayers (31/07/2020, 09:40) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    The island is still recovering post last hurricane. I wish the people of the Bahamas all the best.
  • F (01/08/2020, 16:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    My God stretch his hand upon the Bahamas


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