Hurricane Isaias Moves Up East Coast After Making Landfall in Carolinas
Hurricane Isaias hit the Carolinas last night and caused widespread damage and destruction. The ninth name storm this year reached sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, making it a category one hurricane just before it made landfall around 11 p.m. in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Heavy rains and strong winds led to massive flooding, fires, and for over 270,000 customers in North Carolina alone to lose power by 2 a.m. As of this morning, the storm has been downgraded to a tropical storm with wind speeds of 70 miles per hour. Isaias continues its journey along the east coast and is expected to mainly impact Virginia, New Jersey and New York next. Another big concern now, according to the National Hurricane Center, is the possibility of tornadoes in areas including coastal South Carolina, eastern North Carolina, eastern Virginia and the New England region. Rainfall over the next few days is also predicted to cause more issues.