Wed, 05 Aug 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias Forms Near Puerto Rico

Voice of America
30 Jul 2020, 17:05 GMT+10

Tropical Storm Isaias is churning across the Caribbean after forming near Puerto Rico on Wednesday night.

Isaias became the earliest ninth named storm on record in the Atlantic, eclipsing a nearly 15-year record set by Irene, which formed on August 7, 2005.

Tropical storm warnings are in place for much of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, and part of the Bahamas.

Heavy rains, flash flooding and strong winds are expected for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Thursday.

The current path of Tropical Storm Isaias could move the storm towards Florida by this weekend.

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