Watches, warnings issued as Hurricane Isaias approaches Florida

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The east coast of Florida is bracing for Hurricane Isaias as it continues to move west. This is why a FOX 35 WEATHER ALERT DAY is in place for Saturday and Sunday.

In its 8 a.m. notice on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm was moving northwest at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.

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The center of Isaias is approaching Andros Island and is expected to approach the southeast coast of Florida later Saturday and Sunday.

FOX 35 meteorologist Jayme King goes down when central Florida begins to feel the effects, warning that “the closest crossing point to central Florida will be around 6:30 am Sunday. Conditions in the area deteriorate from late Saturday to Sunday. Sunday night. We should see improvements from Sunday to Monday. ”

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Winds and rain will increase overnight on Saturday, with winds between 50 and 60 mph and gusts of over 90 mph along the coast possible. Wind gusts overland will be closer to 50 mph.

ACTIVE WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

Hurricane Warning:

  • Boca Raton to Volusia / Flagler County Line, Florida
  • Northwest Bahamas

Hurricane watch:

  • Hallandale Beach south of Boca Raton, Florida

Tropical Storm Watch:

  • North of Ocean Reef south of Boca Raton, Florida
  • Lac Okeechobee

Tropical Storm Warning:

  • North of Ocean Reef south of Boca Raton, Florida
  • Volusia / Flagler County Line at Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida

Storm surge monitoring:

  • Jupiter Inlet at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency on Friday before the system arrived. He also sent a letter to President Trump asking him to declare an emergency before arriving ashore for the state of Florida.

He held a briefing on the arrival of the hurricane on Saturday morning.

Governor says state is “fully prepared for this storm and any future storm during this hurricane season,” with stocks of personal protective equipment, generators, bottled water and meals ready for distribution. .

But he urges people to have seven days of food, water and medicine and said state-run coronavirus testing sites in areas where the storm could strike will be closed.

Hurricane Isaias is the second hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

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