Florida, which is continuing to battle a coronavirus rise, is now preparing for Tropical Storm Isaias– complicating efforts to contain the infection. The whole east coast of Florida is bracing for prospective impacts: anything from strong winds to flooding rains and storm surge, CBS News’ Manuel Bojorquez reports.
Isaias was reduced Saturday night to a tropical storm as it moved within 115 miles of Fort Lauderdale with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.
It is anticipated to stay a cyclone through Monday.
Isaias has actually currently battered parts of the Caribbean, including the Bahamas and a few of the islands that were ravaged by Hurricane Dorian last year. It likewise hammered parts of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, where the National Guard rescued at least 35 people from floodwaters that swept away one woman who stays missing.
In the Dominican Republic, authorities reported that a guy died when he was electrocuted by a fallen electrical cable television. Over 5,000 individuals were left, and since early Saturday, floodwaters had actually cut off over 130 communities.
As the storm travels north, the guvs of North Carolina and Virginia have currently declared states of emergency– with North Carolina buying evacuations from some seaside locations.
The issue is not just along the coast but likewise locations inland that might see strong winds and flooding rains.
Audrey McNamara, Li Cohen and The Associated Press contributed to this report