AfterThere are still about 120 million Americans en route to the hurricane that spread across Florida over the weekend. The warning extends from North and South Carolina to Maine. At least two people were killed over the weekend in the Dominican Republic as the storm passed through the Caribbean.
Isaias is expected to make landfall around Myrtle Beach on Monday night as a Category 1 hurricane, with 6 inches of rain, flooding, power outages and bad winds. New York City Superstorm could see its highest gust since Sandy – almost eight years ago.
Twenty-seven liters of lightning lit up the sky throughout the night with a spectacular show, watched by an American weather satellite in space.
Under the clouds, strong winds and high surf caused flooding off the coasts of Florida and Georgia, causing beach erosion and the evacuation of a closed hospital hospital in Cape Canaveral. But the bulk of the storm just swiped the coast of those two states – and remained at sea.
Some areas that will be affected will also be affected by it.. North Carolina has already closed some testing centers and the governor there is warning those who need to leave the coast to avoid staying in shelters to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. However, for those who need them, the temperature will be checked and anyone with fever will be sent to another shelter where they will be isolated.
Carolina is not expected to be so lucky.
“We are anticipating a landfall tonight in North Carolina on the South Carolina border,” said Drew Pearson, Director of Emergency Management in Dare County, North Carolina. “Our biggest concern is storm surge. We have very low lying areas. We have evacuated Haters Island to our south.”
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said, “This storm will create dangerous weather conditions in our state overnight – heavy rain, flooding.
In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, dogs were seen walking under the sand in the sky on Monday morning while children played in the surf that slowly came ashore.
“We’re from Michigan, so we get snow and go through it all,” Aaliyah Owens, who arrived at Myrtle Beach for Sunday’s summer vacation, told WTBW-TV. “A little water is not hurting.”
CBS affiliate WCSC-TV reports continue to warn of tropical storms and as inland as Orangeburg and Kingstree down the South Carolina coast. There is a warning of a storm surge along the coast, especially two to four feet above ground level due to high tide.