Isaías se acerca a fuerza de huracán al subir hacia las Carolinas
August 3, 2020 - Se pronostica este lunes que Isaías se convertirá en huracán, cuando está por tocar tierra en las Carolinas luego de que bandas de fuertes lluvias de la tormenta tropical azotaron la costa oriental de Florida.
The U.S. National Hurricane Centre issued a hurricane warning from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Surf City, North Carolina, in its 5am advisory. Tropical Storm Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h and was expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of 119km/h or more.
“We are forecasting it to become a hurricane before it reaches the coast this evening,” senior hurricane specialist Daniel Brown said. “It’s forecast to produce a dangerous storm surge, of 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters) in portions of North and South Carolina.”
Isaias – pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs – could bring heavy rains, too – up to 20cm in spots as it moves up the coast, Brown said —and “all those rains could produce flash flooding across portions of eastern Carolinas and mid-Atlantic, and even in the northeast U.S.”
Over the weekend, Isaias brought heavy rain and flooding to Florida as officials kept a close eye on the storm while dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus.