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Bahamas braces as newly formed Hurricane Isaias bears down

In this image made from video, people look at level of Canovanas river following heavy rain caused by the storm in Alto Trujillo, Puerto Rico, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and caused flooding and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Thursday as forecasters predicted it would strengthen into a hurricane while moving toward the Bahamas and U.S. East Coast. Photo: AP. In this image made from video, people look at level of Canovanas river following heavy rain caused by the storm in Alto Trujillo, Puerto Rico, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and caused flooding and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Thursday as forecasters predicted it would strengthen into a hurricane while moving toward the Bahamas and U.S. East Coast.

The Associated Press
Created: July 31, 2020 06:19 AM

The Bahamas is bracing as new Hurricane Isaias bears down en route toward the U.S. East Coast.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph) early Friday and was centered about 15 miles (25 kilometers) from Great Inagua Island in the Bahamas.

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It was moving northwest at 17 mph (28 kph), and its center was forecast to be near the central Bahamas late Friday and move near or over the northwest Bahamas and near South Florida on Saturday.

A hurricane warning was in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from last year's Hurricane Dorian. 


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