Florida, on alert for the arrival of Hurricane Isaías


Local media point out that the balance of Isaías’s passage through the Turks and Caicos Islands ended with localized floods in low parts and power cuts throughout the territory due to the fall of trees and electric poles due to strong winds.

Local authorities, for the moment, have not reported the loss of human lives for lack of a more complete balance.

Forecast of winds with tropical force for Hurricane Isaías. Image: NHC

Hurricane warning in effect

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology reports in its last part that there is a hurricane warning in effect for the central, northwestern, and extreme northwestern regions of the archipelago, including the Andros, New Providence, Eleuthera, Abacus, Grand Bahama Islands , Bimini and the Berries, which means the most inhabited part of the archipelago, where about 400,000 people live.

The state agency notes that heavy rains continue to spread through the central region, although the system is practically over Nassau, the capital, on the island of New Providence.

The hurricane warning has been suspended for the islands of the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, but remains for the rest of the archipelago.

Government authorities, at the moment, have not issued reports on the consequences of the passage of the system on the southeast region of the Bahamas.

The Bahamas receives the arrival of Isaiah 11 months after Hurricane Dorian, the strongest storm that has hit the Atlantic archipelago in its history, devastated the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, in the northwest area, displacing thousands of individuals and causing the death of more than 70 people.

The population of these two areas completed preparations for the arrival of Isaías on Friday, with few means and without having yet recovered from that dramatic episode.

Next stop: Florida

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) maintains a hurricane warning in the east coast of florida and in its last part it placed Isaias 280 km (175 miles) south-southeast of Nassau and 500 km (310 m) southeast of Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis asked President Donald Trump on Friday to declare an emergency prior to Hurricane Isaias for several counties.

These are Brevard, Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Volusia.