Tropical Storm Isaias Hits Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic

Posted on July 30, 2020 11:28 pm

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Meteorologists say Tropical Storm Isaias could strengthen into a hurricane and threaten the East Coast of the U.S., after causing power outages and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said late Thursday that Isaias is moving with maximum sustained winds of 95 kph.

The Associated Press reports that the storm’s powerful winds in Puerto Rico, still recovering from other hurricanes and earthquakes, has transformed “several streets into fast-flowing rivers and toppled trees and some telephone and electrical cables.”

More than 100,000 people are without fresh water.

According to AP, 14 percent of Puerto Rico’s cell towers