NBC News.- Hurricane Isaias bore down on Puerto Rico, bringing high winds, flash-flood warnings, and up to 8 inches of rain in some areas as forecasters predicted it would hit south Florida on Saturday, the U.S. Weather Service said.
Isaias started as a tropical storm and was declared a hurricane late Thursday by the National Hurricane Center.
“Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft data indicate that the tropical storm has strengthened to a hurricane,” the center said in an update statement. “The maximum winds are estimated to be 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts.”
Bahamas officials issued a hurricane warning for the central and southeastern parts of the nation.
The storm will produce “potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides” in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, northern Haiti, and the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said.
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands should expect “tropical storm conditions” throughout the morning, as the storm heads west Thursday and Friday, the hurricane center said. The islands should expect three to six inches of rain, and up to eight inches in “isolated” areas, the National Weather Service said.
The weather service said the U.S. Virgin Islands, eastern Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola might see rivers flood, as well as urban and small streams.
“Life-threatening surf and rip current conditions” are forecasted in places where Isaias will pass through, it said.
The east coast of Florida was under a tropical storm watch.
more recommended stories
Disney launches Minnie Catrina, a ‘declaration of love’ to Mexico
The company explained that like its.
5 Things to Know About the Cancun Underwater Museum the MUSA
October 20, 2021.- Known locally as.
“I did what I had to do, I acted in a professional way,” Marcelo Ebrard said
MEXICO CITY, Oct 19 (Reuters) –.
US Congressmen ‘explode’ against AMLO’s electric reform
The congressmen warned that it represents.
In 20 of 32 Mexican states, the epidemiological traffic light is in green
Mexico City, Mexico — Twenty of.
A luxurious truck ends up in the swamp at the Cienega of Progreso, Yucatan
Progreso, Yucatán, October 20, 2021 (ACOM). –.
Police free eight hostages during a bank robbery in Cerro Azul, Veracruz
Cerro Azul, Veracruz — At least.
Use of facemask and other safety measures remain in place in Yucatan
The use of face masks remains.
Canada issues travel alert for insecurity in 13 states of Mexico
It even warns that police officers.
18 cenotes have been cleaned up in Yucatan this year
Mérida, Yucatán.- The cleaning and sanitation.