Florida Braces For Tropical Storm Isaias

Amid the coronavirus plaguing Florida’s state — 451,000 cases, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, it must now contend with Tropical Storm Isaiah.

The system has triggered storm watches and warnings for at least a dozen islands as its predicted path takes it toward Florida’s southern tip.

The state sits squarely in the center of the system’s forecast cone; it could begin to affect Florida by late Friday, the hurricane center said.

Tropical Storm Isaias was steaming among the Leeward Islands, roughly 155 miles south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, with sustained winds of 50 mph and moving west-northwest at 20 mph.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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