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03 Aug 2020 | 12:57 PM UTC

US: Tropical storm Isaias continues off the coast of northeastern Florida on August 3 /update 3

United States of America News Alert

Tropical storm Isaias continues off the coast of northeastern Florida on August 3; strong winds, heavy rains, and associated disruptions likely in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/2/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/7/2020, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina

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Event

Tropical Storm Isaias continues off the coast of northeastern Florida on Monday, August 3, with maximum speeds of 110 kph (70 mph) reported. Isaias is predicted to gradually turn north-eastwards as it passes off the coast of northeastern Florida and Georgia. The tropical storm is further predicted to make landfall as a strong tropical storm, or a category 1 hurricane, in northeastern South Carolina or southeastern North Carolina near Myrtle Beach on the evening of August 3. As of 05:00 (local time), Isaias was located approximately 185 km (115 miles) east-southeast of Jacksonville, Florida.

Strong winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surges are expected along Florida's east coast throughout the coming days. Isolated flash flooding, associated disruptions to travel and business, and power outages should be anticipated.

Context

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from late May through to the end of November, with activity typically peaking in late August and early September. Numerous tropical storms form in the Atlantic Ocean during this period, with most affecting the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the east coast of the United States. Although communities in the region are generally well prepared for adverse weather conditions during the hurricane season, severe storms bring a significant risk of flooding and infrastructural damage

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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