Hurricane Isaias barrels through the Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Isaias barrels through the Atlantic Ocean

Posted on 08/01/2020

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Millions of residents in the Bahamas and in Florida are preparing for the arrival of hurricane Isaias.

The storm is expected to move over the Bahamas's Saturday (today) on route to the East Coast of Florida through Sunday.

The Category 1 storm is expected to dump about a foot of rain on the areas.

Forecasters say hurricane warnings are in effect for the northern Bahamas and also the East Coast of Florida from Boca Raton up towards Flagler, Florida.

Those areas will feel hurricane force conditions.

Forecasters say by Saturday night Isaias will be packing 140 mile-per-hour winds and even higher wind gusts.

That means whether the hurricane makes landfall or not, residents will feel very strong hurricane-like conditions.

Despite knowing the exact path of the storm, the governors in North Carolina and Virginia have both declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm.

Posted - 8.1.20