HIGHLIGHTS:

  • National Hurricane Center conversant that Hurricane Isaias is expected to bring hurricane-force conditions along portions of Florida’s east coast
  • President Donald Trump in Tampa discusses matters on both Isaias and COVID-19
  • So far storm’s centre is not predicted to make Florida landfall, Isaias hurricane-force winds extend 35 miles from its core
  • Authorities would ensure all nursing homes and long-term care facilities will be taken care to avoid power loss

The National Hurricane Center conversant that Hurricane Isaias is expected to bring hurricane-force conditions along portions of Florida’s east coast late Saturday afternoon and Sunday with strong winds, and heavy rains in low lying areas. President Donald Trump in Tampa discussed the matters on both Isaias and COVID-19. Authorities asked to ensure all nursing homes and long-term care facilities will be taken care of to avoid power loss like the deadly situation created by Hurricane Irma in 2017.

The forecast even issued a notice that at 5 p.m. Hurricane Isaias vaguely move toward the east and toward South Florida after passing Melbourne late Saturday or early Sunday. NHC further informed that the maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph with higher gusts. On Sunday little change in wind can be expected and Isaias remains in south-southeast of Nassau, moving northwest at 12 mph.  So far, forecast storm’s centre cannot able to see Florida landfall, moreover, Isaias hurricane-force winds extend 35 miles from its core, and its tropical-storm-force winds can reach up 175 miles from its centre.

The forecasting department further revealed that Isaias has a somewhat ragged appearance in satellite imagery, likely due to the impact of westerly shear. However, the area of central convection has shrunk in size, and radar data from the Bahamas shows some banding near the centre and occasional attempts to wrap up an eyewall.”

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