Hurricane Isaias forecast storm track has shifted to the west, and the Warning Cone now includes the ENTIRE east Coast of North America! New York City is now firmly within the center of the Warning Cone, as Hurricane Warnings go up in south Florida.
Here's the latest storm track showing Hurricane Warnings up the Florida coastline:
Winds will begin arriving as shown on the map below:
Emergency declarations have been issued for multiple states as Hurricane Isaias is expected to make landfall along the southeastern coast of Florida later in the day Saturday and into Sunday.
In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Friday that the state of emergency extends to all counties in the path of Isaias. This includes Broward and Miami-Dade counties, the two most populous counties in the state.
The National Hurricane Center has labeled Isaias a Category 1 storm, with maximum sustained winds nears 85 miles per hour. The storm is moving northwest at around 12 miles per hour.
The hurricane center warned that parts of Florida could see storm surge amounting to several feet of water. On Saturday morning, it released guidance on preparing for the storm.
“There is a risk of impacts from winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge spreading along much of the the U.S. east coast through early next week,” the National Hurricane Center wrote.
#Isaias update thread (1 of 4):— National Weather Service (@NWS) July 31, 2020
Hurricane conditions are expected along portions of the Florida east coast late Saturday and Saturday night, and a Hurricane Warning has been issued. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. pic.twitter.com/snLyaH1lnz
The storm is currently blasting the Bahamas with heavy winds and large amounts of rainfall.
Folks should be preparing now with the following:
- Emergency water, HERE
- Emergency Electric Power, HERE
- Emergency fuel for cars, HERE
- Communication gear in case phones and the net go down, HERE
- First Aid Kits, HERE