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Hurricane Isaias has made landfall in southern North Carolina, buffeting the coa

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04 Ağustos 2020 - 01:33
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Hurricane Isaias has made landfall in southern North Carolina, buffeting the coast with heavy winds and rain.

The Category 1 storm made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.

Isaias approached the coast as a tropical storm with winds of 74 mph, but picked up speed as it slammed into the coast.

A South Carolina State flag flaps wildly in the wind as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches the South Carolina coastline in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Aug. 3, 2020.

A South Carolina State flag flaps wildly in the wind as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches the South Carolina coastline in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Aug. 3, 2020.

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Strong winds have ripped through Apache Pier in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, while rough waves and high water have battered North Carolina's Oak Island.

The storm has caused flooding and damaged homes as it batters coastal towns in North and South Carolina.

The storm is then forecast to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and storm surge up the East Coast, as well as dangerous winds to the Northeast.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of the Carolinas and tropical storm alerts stretch from Florida to New England.

Tropical Storm Isaias could make landfall, Aug. 3, 2020, as a hurricane in the Carolinas with dangerous wind and storm surge.

Tropical Storm Isaias could make landfall, Aug. 3, 2020, as a hurricane in the Carolinas with dangerous wind and storm surge.

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency, with some coastal communities under evacuation orders.

The rainfall total may reach seven inches, Cooper said Monday.

He urged residents to stay inside during heavy winds and warned them to be mindful of downed trees and power lines.

MORE: Tropical Storm Isaias to bring dangerous storm surge: What you need to know

The last hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina was Dorian in 2019. The last hurricane to make landfall in South Carolina was Matthew in 2016.

Traffic travels down I-74/76 in Leland, N.C. as Tropical Storm Isaias moves towards North Carolina, Aug. 3, 2020. The storm is expected to bring strong surf, increased risk of rip currents and potentially gusty winds and heavy rains starting Monday afternoon.

Traffic travels down I-74/76 in Leland, N.C. as Tropical Storm Isaias moves towards North Carolina, Aug. 3, 2020. The storm is expected to bring strong surf, increased risk of rip currents and potentially gusty winds and heavy rains starting Monday afternoon.

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After landfall in the Carolinas, Isaias will weaken and make its way up the East Coast.

Isaias will reach the Mid-Atlantic by early morning Tuesday and the Northeast by Tuesday night.

Over six inches of rain are forecast for the Mid-Atlantic.

The heaviest rainfall is expected to hit along the Interstate 95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia to New York City.

MORE: Atlantic hurricane season underway: Experts predict above-normal season

Damaging winds are also forecast for New Jersey, New York City and Long Island.

Late Monday night New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency for the Garden State, effective 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Rip currents and storm surge are expected at the Jersey Shore, Murphy warned on Monday, recommending that residents stay inside on Tuesday.

MORE: ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee explains how hurricanes form

Wind gusts at the shore may climb over 70 mph, which officials said could cause widespread power outages.

New York City is expected to get hit by tropical-storm force winds, storm surge and several inches of rain, city officials said.

Workers erect temporary flood barriers in the South Street Seaport neighborhood in preparation for potential flooding and a storm surge from Tropical Storm Isaias, Aug. 3, 2020, in New York.

Workers erect temporary flood barriers in the South Street Seaport neighborhood in preparation for potential flooding and a storm surge from Tropical Storm Isaias, Aug. 3, 2020, in New York.

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Lower Manhattan is particularly vulnerable to storm surge, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. Emergency management crews are deploying flood protection measures, he said.

"We are not taking any chances at all," de Blasio said.


Source : abcnews.go.com

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