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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS COULD HIT THE CAROLINAS AT NEAR-HURRICANE STRENGTH

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Tropical Storm Isaias battered Florida’s east coast with heavy rains yesterday and is now on track to be at near hurricane strength when it reaches the Carolinas.

As of 11:00 p.m. yesterday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was located about 50 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida and 365 miles south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Maximum sustained winds have increased slightly to 70 mph as it continues to move north-northwest at a speed of 9 mph.

Tropical storm conditions are forecasted to spread throughout the rest of the east coast tomorrow and early Wednesday. Significant flash and urban flooding are possible across portions of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic with those areas potentially seeing up to eight inches of rain.

Southeast New York and much of New England could see up to six inches of rain, while coastal Georgia could see up to two inches.


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