Governor Northam declares State of Emergency in Virginia ahead of Hurricane Isaias

James Marshall
August 1, 2020

"A hurricane remaining off-shore will have significantly less impacts than something moving along the immediate coast or certainly on shore along the SC coast", Quagliariello said.

In other words, we understand and respect the ocean but since we are with the [surf] board, we have been doing it for a long time and it is something that we [were born] surfing and we will continue surfing until the waves stop'.

The spaghetti model for Hurricane Isaias shows the storm tracking up the coast of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas over the weekend and into early next week.

He expects the biggest threat to the area to be rainfall and rough waters from the storm system, which is now a Category 1 hurricane.

"Unfortunately, Isaias appears to be taking a somewhat similar track along the United States east coastline, such as Matthew in 2016 and Dorian in 2019", Graves said.

Bahamas and be near or east of the Florida peninsula on Saturday and Sunday.

DeSantis told a news conference that he signed an executive order establishing a state of emergency for east coast counties stretching from Miami-Dade in the south to Nassau at the northern tip, a move that makes it easier to mobilise resources. A watch means tropical storm conditions are possible on Saturday into the evening.

Emergency management officials have warned Hurricane Isaias, now treading water a few hundred miles off the coast of the Bahamas, is too far out to accurately predict its impact on the southeastern U.S.

It was centered about 70 miles east-southeast of Great Inagua Island in the southeastern Bahamas moving at 18 mph.

"While current projections have the eye of Isaias remaining at sea the situation remains fluid and can change quickly", the governor said.

Hurricane and flood warnings have been issued for the northern Caribbean and southern Florida as Isaias moves northwest toward the U.S.

Isaias could deliver heavy rains to Florida's Atlantic coast beginning late Friday before hitting the eastern Carolinas by early next week, potentially causing flooding in low-lying areas, the NHC said.

Emergency officials said the state should be able to handle both storms.

As the pandemic wreaks havoc, the state is readying for Tropical Storm Isaias, which is approaching with sustained winds of 95 kilometers (59 miles) an hour and stronger gusts.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, SC has been under a state of emergency since earlier this year. "Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion". "Measured weather data is always appreciated, but we do accept estimated", Graves noted.

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