Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Hurricane Isaias has made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. The Hurricane Center said it expected the storm to make landfall early Tuesday near southern North Carolina. Still, on this part of the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts that has been affected to varying degrees by seven tropical storms or hurricanes since 2014, residents weren't panicking. Up the coast in southern North Carolina, high winds from Isaias inner core knocked down trees and power lines, blocking roads. Farther up the coast into North Carolina, the hurricane center predicted storm surges of 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters) when Isaias moves onshore.
Tropical Storm Isaias: Expected to become hurricane again as it heads toward Carolinas
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Tropical Storm Isaias is offshore from Georgia and is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane again before it makes landfall near the Carolina coastline on Monday night. A hurricane warning has been issued for a portion of the coast of South and North Carolina. At 11 a.m. Monday, Tropical Storm Isaias was located about 90 miles east-southeast of Brunswick, Georgia, and 220 miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach, S.C. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for South Santee River South Carolina to Surf City North Carolina. FOR MORE COVERAGE: Visit our Local 10 Hurricane Page11 a.m. Monday, Tropical Storm Isaias advisory.
Norcross: Tropical Storm Isaias is past Broward, moving north toward Florida’s east coast
On the current track, the storm will increasingly impact the Florida coast from the Palm Beaches to the north today. Storm surge occurs when the wind is blowing onshore, so that will be before the center of the storm arrives. A look at the potential for heavy rainfall along the coast caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. Not only will there be coastal impacts, but very heavy rain is expected inland as well. Elsewhere in the Atlantic, a disorganized disturbance northeast of the Caribbean islands is moving north well east of the U.S. East Coast.
Expect rain bands even as Tropical Storm Isaias moves away from South Florida
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Florida’s east coast is no longer under a Hurricane Warning, but as the center of Tropical Storm Isaias moves away from South Florida, we can still expect some rain bands and periods of downpours Sunday. Local 10 meteorologist Brandon Orr discusses the forecast in the video at the top of this page. “It’s going to be a breezy day, but I don’t expect any damaging wind gusts,” Orr said. “Just some heavy downpours at times throughout the rest of this afternoon.”The tropical storm will also leave some moisture behind lingering into this week. For the latest forecast information, head over to our Weather Authority page.
Norcross: Florida coast spared as Tropical Storm Isaias moves north
The Florida coast was spared Sunday as Tropical Storm Isaias skirted the coast, but stayed far enough offshore to not present a threat. We were so lucky in Florida, but unfortunately the mid Atlantic states, especially the Carolinas, dont look like they will be as lucky with Tropical Storm Isaias. Isaias is strengthening slightly as it moves north-northwestward just offshore of the east-central Florida coast. Tropical Storm Isaias track bent over to the left and it was heading in the direction where it could have taken aim at Jupiter. ALSO SEEWATCH LIVE: Hurricane Isaias satelliteWhen is Hurricane Isaias going to reach Florida?
Norcross: Tropical Storm Isaias takes a slight turn to West, not much change for SE Florida
Watch Bryan Norcross’ latest analysis of Hurricane Isaias in the video above. It is 105 miles southeast of West Palm Beach. The storm was producing maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (down from 85 mph earlier in the morning), with higher gusts. ALSO SEEWATCH LIVE: Hurricane Isaias satelliteWhen is Hurricane Isaias going to reach Florida? Boaters prep ‘just in case’ Hurricane Isaias impacts BrowardMiami Beach braces for storm surge
WATCH: Gov. Ron DeSantis gives updates on Hurricane Isaias
Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved. ALSO SEEFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis is holding a news conference at the State Emergency Operations Center regarding Hurricane Isaias on Saturday morning. Ron DeSantis held a news conference at the State Emergency Operations Center regarding Hurricane Isaias at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Published: August 1, 2020, 8:29 am Updated: August 1, 2020, 8:40 amPublished: August 1, 2020, 8:29 am Updated: August 1, 2020, 8:40 amIf you need help with the Public File, call (954) 364-2526.
Hurricane Isaias: South Florida will feel effects of outer bands off and on Saturday
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The forward movement of Hurricane Isaias has slowed down, and it won’t near South Florida until Saturday evening or Sunday on the current forecast track. But there will be off-and-on tropical downpours from outer bands of the Category 1 storm felt in our area Saturday. The storm was producing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (down from 85 mph earlier in the morning), with higher gusts. In the video below, Julie chatted with National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham:ALSO SEEWATCH LIVE: Hurricane Isaias satelliteWhen is Hurricane Isaias going to reach Florida? Boaters prep ‘just in case’ Hurricane Isaias impacts BrowardMiami Beach braces for storm surgeSouth Florida cities offering free sandbags
Supermarkets stick with social distancing rules as people stock up on supplies
That's because they are only allowing 25 people in at a time, trying to follow social distancing guidelines while people stock up for hurricane supplies in the midst of a pandemic. Everyone in line as wearing a mask, but the social distancing outside is a little too close for comfort. Store managers are trying their best to enforce social distancing inside by only allowing 25 customers at a time in the store. In Palmetto Bay, residents prepared for Hurricane Isaias by loading sandbags in their cars. South Florida residents Local 10 spoke to said they weren’t really worried about Hurricane Isaias, they just wanted to be prepared.
Norcross: Hurricane Isaias to impact Florida beginning today
Hurricane Isaias has slowed its forward speed a bit overnight but is basically on its forecasts track. Radar showing the Bahamas on 8/1/20 as Hurricane Isaias approaches. Hurricane Isaias 8 a.m. advisory on 8/1/20. (WPLG)On the current schedule, the winds will increase this afternoon, as the center of Isaias approaches from the southeast. Overnight, as the center of Isaias moves away to the north, winds will switch to westerly and die down.
WATCH: Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez holds virtual press conference to discuss Hurricane Isaias
Published: August 1, 2020, 9:28 am Updated: August 1, 2020, 9:43 amMIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimemez held virtual a press conference Saturday morning regarding Hurricane Isaias approach to South Florida. The full video can be seen below:Carlos Gimenez presser - 8/1/20 WATCH LIVE: Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimemez holds virtual a press conference regarding Hurricane Isaias' approach to South Florida Posted by WPLG Local 10 on Saturday, August 1, 2020ALSO SEEWATCH LIVE: Hurricane Isaias satelliteWhen is Hurricane Isaias going to reach Florida? Hurricane Isaias forecast to maintain strength as it approaches FloridaBoaters prep just in case Hurricane Isaias impacts BrowardMiami Beach braces for storm surgeSouth Florida cities offering free sandbags
In Miami, outdoor facilities, including restaurants, will reopen Sunday
MIAMI, Fla. After Miami was largely spared from major impacts from Hurricane Isaias, the city of Miami is reopening several outdoor facilities with normal operating hours on Sunday, Aug. 2. Additionally, restaurants citywide are approved to reopen for outdoor dining service Sunday. Parks, Pools and BeachesAll City of Miami parks, pools and beaches that closed to visitors Friday will reopen Sunday for regular hours of operation. Marinas & Boat RampsAll City of Miami marinas and boat ramps reopen Sunday with normal hours of operation. RestaurantsRestaurants located in the City of Miami are approved to reopen for outdoor dining beginning Sunday, Aug. 2.
Florida juggles hurricane, coronavirus pandemic, recession, bitter politics
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. Restaurants with intricate outdoor setups to help customers social distance during the coronavirus pandemic are having to store it all. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Broward Mayor Dale Holness asked residents to prepare for flooding and power outages. Both Miami-Dade and Broward counties have public shelters on standby that will have a lower capacity to help people social distance. Miami Beach set up pumps and generators. Going shopping for dry goods and supplies wasnt easy for those who were trying to social distance during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hurricane Isaias lashes Bahamas while Florida battens down
Residents cover a window with plywood in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias, in the Heritage neighborhood of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)SAN JUAN Hurricane Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and headed toward the Florida coast, where officials said they were closing beaches, parks and coronavirus testing sites. Authorities in North Carolina ordered the evacuation of Ocracoke Island, which was slammed by last years Hurricane Dorian, starting Saturday evening. Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (135 kph) Saturday morning and some strengthening was possible, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. On Thursday, while still a tropical storm, Isaias toppled trees, knocked out power, destroyed crops and caused widespread flooding and small landslides in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Norcross: Hurricane Isaias forecast models inch closer to Florida
Hurricane Isaias has shown signs of strengthening on satellite Friday, and some of the computer models have it inching closer to the Florida coast as the storm approaches Saturday. See Local 10 Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross’ latest analysis of the storm in the video above. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Isaias intensifying some but maintaining at a Category 1 strength this weekend as it moves north on a track near the east coast of Florida. ALSO SEEWhen is Hurricane Isaias going to reach Florida? Should I put up my shutters to prepare for Hurricane Isaias?
Hurricane Isaias: Broward residents urged ‘have a plan’ and ‘look out for each other’
PLANTATION, Fla. – Broward County emergency managers say not panic but to just stay vigilant as Hurricane Isaias makes its way toward Florida. The county’s coastal areas are in a Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning, while inland areas are in a Tropical Storm Warning. “We are Broward strong, and again, we’ll get through this together.”[WATCH REPLAY: Broward Mayor Dale Holness gives Hurricane Isaias updates]As for shutters or sandbags, emergency leaders said to do what makes you feel safest. “We’re maintaining our vigilant stand, and the situation remains fluid.”Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport says it is still monitoring Isaias. The Broward County Residential Drop-Off Centers for the disposal of household hazardous waste and electronics recycling will also be closed Saturday.
When is Tropical Storm Isaias going to reach Florida?
Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to bring effects to Florida this weekend, with much of the southeastern coast of the state under hurricane or tropical storm watches or warnings. The graphic above, with information from the National Hurricane Center, charts the forecasted times to be ready for winds 40 mph or higher to begin in your area. Saturday afternoon into Sunday appears to be the key time period for South Florida if Isaias continues on its current track. For more updates and information on Hurricane Isaias and other tropical weather, head over to the Local 10 Hurricane Page. ALSO SEE: Local 10′s Hurricane Survival Guide for 2020
5 things to know about the newly formed Hurricane Isaias, which continues heading toward Florida
New Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday that’s expected continue on toward our country’s East Coast by the weekend. Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph Friday morning and was centered about 15 miles south-southwest of Great Inagua Island in the Bahamas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Phonetically, it’s “ees-ah-EE-ahs.”There are different ways to pronounce Isaias, but for the sake of a named storm, the National Hurricane Center has informed meteorologists this pronunciation will be the standard. A hurricane warning was in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, including Andros Island, New Providence, Eleuthera, Abaco Islands, Berry Islands, Grand Bahama and Bimini. The National Hurricane Center was monitoring two other disturbances Friday morning, both over the tropical Atlantic Ocean.
Boaters prep just in case Hurricane Isaias impacts Broward
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. The U.S. Coast Guard warned Port Key West, Port of Miami and Port Everglades to expect threatening winds with Hurricane Isaias. Local 10 News Weather Authority (Local 10 News)Broward County is under a tropical storm warning on Friday. The storm has already caused some damage in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and storm surge in Exuma, Bahamas. Hurricane Isaias has caused some damage in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. (Local 10 News)WATCH: Norcross: Hurricane Isaias forecast models inch closer to FloridaTRACK STORM: Hurricane Isaias forecast to maintain strength as it tracks near South Florida coastFOR MORE COVERAGE: Visit our Local 10 Hurricane Page.
South Florida cities offering free sandbags to residents ahead of Hurricane Isaias
DORAL, Fla. As Hurricane Isaias continues on its path toward South Florida, cities are offering free sandbags to residents to prepare for the storm. Residents pick up sandbags in Doral. NORTH BAY VILLAGEThe North Bay Village Public Works Department will be distributing sandbags from 9 a.m. to noon Friday for single-family homes and first floor apartment/condo residents, and noon until supplies last for all others. Sandbags are available to North Bay Village residents only with ID. I mean, that throws a lot of wrenches into the equation as far as people being able to maintain their social distancing, North Bay Village Mayor Brent Latham said.
Should I put up my shutters to prepare for Hurricane Isaias?
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. If Hurricane Isaias and its too-close-for-comfort path near South Florida has you wondering if you should shutter up your home or condo, we wanted to know, too. So, we asked our Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross. He stressed that it is a good precaution, but only if your shutters are the type that are easy to access, such as pull shutters or roll down shutters. So, those living along the coast in Broward County, especially in northern Broward County, north of Fort Lauderdale and up to Deerfield Beach, can be better safe than sorry and shutter up for Isaias. WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Isaias satelliteLISTEN: Bryan Norcross Podcast Latest on the tropics with Dr. Phil KlotzbachFOR MORE COVERAGE: Visit our Local 10 Hurricane PageDOWNLOAD: Local 10s Hurricane Survival Guide
Miami Beach braces for storm surge from Hurricane Isaias
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Category 1 Hurricane Isaias prompted a tropical storm warning for Miami Beach, where residents and business owners are bracing for possible storm surge flooding this weekend. We are kind of afraid.Local 10 News Weather Authority (Local 10 News)To keep the streets from flooding, city workers started to set up temporary pumps and portable generators on Wednesday. South Florida residents could feel the first impact on Saturday evening. Mark Wylie, a South Beach resident, said it makes him feel better to know that the city is being proactive even though there is some uncertainty in the forecast. Miami Beach is also closing public parks and beaches starting at 8 p.m. Its unclear when the public areas will reopen.
NSU closes all campuses at 5 p.m. Friday due to Hurricane Isaias
DAVIE, Fla. Nova Southeastern University is closing all its campuses at 5 p.m. Friday as Hurricane Isaias continues its path toward South Florida. NSUs Jacksonville location will also close at 5 p.m. Friday and remain closed through the weekend. Students are asked to check with their professors upon their return to campus to make up any missed work. For more information about the universitys closing, reopening and event cancellations, students, faculty and staff may visit NSUs hurricane website or call 800-256-5065. WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Isaias satelliteBRYAN NORCROSS: Hurricane Isaias is stronger on right side, good news for FloridaFOR MORE COVERAGE: Visit our Local 10 Hurricane Page