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Isaias heads north to the Carolinas

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/03/20, 07:26 am

Heavy rains lashed the east coast of Florida on Sunday as the tropical storm’s sustained winds fell just below Category 1 hurricane levels. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Saturday afternoon after passing over the Bahamas. It is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas on Monday night then sweep up the East Coast, bringing heavy rain and flooding.

What damage has Isaias done? It toppled trees, destroyed crops, and caused flooding and landslides in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, with each reporting one storm-related death. Wind and rains knocked out power to many places in the Bahamas, where Hurricane Dorian struck last year, killing at least 60 people on the Abaco islands.

Dig deeper: Track the hurricane’s progress at the National Weather Service.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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