Florida, North Carolina Issue Hurricane Warnings

Posted on July 31, 2020 6:13 pm

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The southern U.S. states of Florida and North Carolina have declared hurricane warnings after Hurricane Isaias drenched the Bahamas and headed toward the U.S. East Coast.

Hurricane Isaias had sustained winds Friday of 120 kph and was expected to strengthen during the night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm is currently a Category 1 hurricane with a chance of increasing to a Category 2, however the eye is forecast to stay in the Atlantic Ocean and not turn toward land.

“While current projections have the eye of Isaias remaining at sea, the situation remains fluid and can change