Bahamas, Florida brace as new Hurricane Isaias bears down

Hurricane Isaias, July 31 Hurricane Isaias, July 31 |  Photo: WDIO Interactive Radar/TWC

DÁNICA COTO and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press
Updated: July 31, 2020 11:31 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Forecasters have declared a hurricane watch for parts of the Florida coastline as Hurricane Isaias drenches the Bahamas on a track for the U.S. East Coast. Officials in Florida say they're closing beaches, marinas and parks in Miami-Dade County beginning Friday night.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez says the county has 20 evacuation centers on standby that could be set up with COVID-19 safety measures.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) Friday morning and it was expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days.

Follow Isaias with the WDIO Interactive Radar. Adjust your map view to include the Florida coast and Bahamas. Click on Layer in the bottom right corner, and turn on Active Tropical Track or Active Model Track.
 

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DÁNICA COTO and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press

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