Isaias regains hurricane strength with maximum winds of 75 mph (120 km-h) after leaving 2-4 inches of precipitation and causing minor power outages along the Florida coast. The storm is moving north-northeast at 16 mph (26 km-h), and is expected to make landfall in eastern North Carolina early Tuesday and then continue along the Mid-Atlantic coast heading toward the northeastern states. The storm surge will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded with rising waters before moving inland.
Earlier this week, one man was killed in the Dominican Republic, when a power line fell on his horse, killing both the rider and the animal, and a woman was killed in Puerto Rican flooding while crossing a bridge. The storm has resulted in uprooted trees, destroyed crops and homes, and widespread flooding and small landslides.
Category One Isaias makes landfall on northern Andros Island heading toward Grand Bahama. The storm, strength slightly reduced to 75 mph (120 KM.H) with heavy rains and coastal flooding, will move over the Straits of Florida tonight and approach the southeast coast of Florida early Sunday. North Carolina orders the evacuation of Ocracoke Island.
Hurricane Isaias is expected to head towards Florida, prompting the state to close their COVID-19 test sites. The hurricane has made landfall in Puerto Rico, causing landslides, flooding, and power outages.
The first tropical storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is presently off the United States eastern coast. Arthur has sustained winds of 40 mph (65 km-h), is moving north-northeast at 13 mph (20 km-h), and will move near or east of the North Carolina coast on Monday. The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is June 1.
Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane. Effects are disastrous and the entire island loses power. Seven deaths are reported on Puerto Rico, along with two on Guadeloupe. Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló declares a 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew through Saturday. [http:--www.nhc.noaa.gov-archive-2017-al15-al152017.public_a.017.shtml (NHC)] [https:--www.reuters.com-article-us-storm-maria-hurricane-maria-slams-puerto-rico-with-high-rains-storm-surge-idUSKCN1BT1RW (Reuters)] [https:--www.telegraph.co.uk-news-2017-09-20-hurricane-maria-path-latest-news-live-puerto-rico-virgin-islands- ("The Telegraph")] [https:--www.washingtonpost.com-news-post-nation-wp-2017-09-20-hurricane-maria-takes-aim-at-puerto-rico-with-force-not-seen-in-modern-history- ("The Washington Post")] [https:--www.nytimes.com-2017-09-20-us-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico.html ("The New York Times")]Now a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, Maria is moving toward the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, and is forecast to affect the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas Thursday night and northern Haiti Friday. [http:--www.nhc.noaa.gov-text-refresh-MIATCPAT5+shtml-202038.shtml? (National Hurricane Center²)]The National Hurricane Center predicts Puerto Rico's total rainfall through Saturday will be 20 – in inches with 35 in in isolated areas. The Virgin Islands will receive an additional 3 to in. [http:--www.nhc.noaa.gov-text-refresh-MIATCPAT5+shtml-210259.shtml? (National Hurricane Center³)] Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Irma is now a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 km-h). Hurricane warnings are issued for the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean, which are expected to be affected Tuesday. Rainfalls of up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) are possible. Irma is forecast to strengthen over the next 48 hours. The governors of Puerto Rico and Florida issue states of emergency.
Hurricane Matthew kills at least 26 people on the island of Hispaniola; 22 in Haiti and four more in the Dominican Republic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts the storm, currently a Category 3 with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 km-h), will strengthen as it moves across the Bahamas tonight and tomorrow, and be near the east coast of Florida by tomorrow evening.