Florida battens down for Hurricane Isaias which will move up U.S. East Coast

The hurricane is expected to move near Florida on Saturday afternoon through Sunday before heading north along the U.S. East Coast.

8/1/2020 7:20:00 PM

Florida battens down for Hurricane Isaias, which is expected to move near the state Saturday afternoon through Sunday before heading north along the US East Coast.

The hurricane is expected to move near Florida on Saturday afternoon through Sunday before heading north along the U.S. East Coast.

DeSantis, who has urged residents to have seven days' worth of food, water and medicine on hand ahead of the hurricane, said that while he doesn't “anticipate hospitals needing to evacuate patients," one small hospital in Brevard County moved its COVID-19 patients to another location.

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Miami-Dade County meanwhile ordered parks, beaches, marinas and golf courses closed through at least Saturday.The state's east coast from Boca Raton, 40 miles north of Miami Beach, to the Flagler-Volusia county line, north of Daytona Beach, was under a hurricane warning Saturday morning, t

Watch Live: Track Hurricane Isaias as it moves toward FloridaJuly 31, 2020Palm Beach County, which is in the warning area, said it was opening four shelters and one for animals Saturday morning. The shelters are for residents of mobile or manufactured homes and other housing deemed substandard.

Anthony Perrone pulls the hurricane shutters closed on his home in Lake Worth, Florida on July 31, 2020.Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesFlorida Power & Light Company said it activated its emergency response plan and recruited around 2,000 people from 10 states to help restore power. The utility expects a large part of its coverage area to feel the storm's effects.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez on Saturday morning told residents to stay home and that high winds and flooding were expected in some areas of South Florida by mid-afternoon.Authorities in North Carolina ordered the evacuation of Oracoke Island, which was slammed by last year’s Hurricane Dorian.

The Bahamas evacuated people in Abaco, who have been living in temporary structures since Dorian, and those on the eastern end of Grand Bahama. The hurricane knocked shingles off roofs and tumbled trees as it carved its way through the archipelago.Aug. 1, 2020

02:13Even if it does not make landfall, the storm is relatively large and its effects could extend beyond the hurricane's center. Read more: NBC News »

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Florida Braces As Hurricane Isaias Heads Toward East CoastAs Hurricane Isaias approaches Florida's southeast coast, officials are urging residents to stay vigilant. The storm is expected to bring heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding. They might dodge a bullet with this storm but we are just now heading into the midst of hurricane season. A storm really nailing anywhere in the Gulf region with the pandemic still raging will really make for a bad situation There will be No hurricane. There is no hurricane. hoax

Hurricane Isaias approaches Bahamas, on path to come near U.S. East CoastHurricane Isaias approaches the Bahamas with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, on path to come near U.S. East Coast by the weekend. Praying for y'all..😥 I think the models are wishful thinking for it to stay as a Category 1 or perhaps just glides by East Florida. Steph56Renee This will blow COVID into space. We are saved. 💨

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Hurricane Isaias churns through Bahamas en route to Florida's east coast; North Carolina island evacuatedMiami closed beaches, marines and parks as Hurricane Isaias churned through the Bahamas on Saturday on a path skirting Florida to the East Coast.