Tropical Storm Isaias could strengthen to hurricane as it heads to Carolinas

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ABC NewsBy EMILY SHAPIRO, MELISSA GRIFFIN and DANIEL MANZO, ABC News

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper stated a state of emergency situation on Friday. Some coastal neighborhoods are under evacuation orders.

With winds around 70 miles per hour, the storm would need to enhance a bit to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 74-95 miles per hour.

The heaviest rainfall is anticipated to hit along the Interstate 95 passage from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia to New York City.

Over six inches of rain are anticipated for the Mid-Atlantic.

(NEW YORK)– Tropical Storm Isaias is working its way up the southeast coast of the U.S. and is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas late Monday night.

Isaias will reach the Mid-Atlantic by morning Tuesday and the Northeast by Tuesday night.

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Lower Manhattan is especially vulnerable to storm surge, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stated Monday. Emergency situation management teams are releasing flood protection steps, he stated.

Rip currents and storm surge are likewise expected at the Jersey Shore, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy warned Monday, recommending that residents remain within on Tuesday.

Harmful winds are likewise anticipated for New Jersey, New York City and Long Island.

New York City is expected to get hit by tropical-storm force winds, storm surge and numerous inches of rain, city officials said.

He urged residents to remain within during heavy winds and cautioned them to be conscious of downed trees and powerlines.

Wind gusts might climb over 70 mph on the Jersey Shore, which might trigger extensive power failures.

The rainfall amount to may reach seven inches, Cooper stated Monday.

Isaias is forecast to bring downpour, flash flooding and storm surge to the East Coast, in addition to harmful winds to the Northeast.

After landfall in the Carolinas, Isaias will deteriorate and make its way up the East Coast.

“We are not taking any possibilities at all,” de Blasio stated.

Hurricane warnings have been provided for parts of the Carolinas and tropical storm signals stretch from Florida to New England as the storm approaches northeastern South Carolina and southern North Carolina.

The last hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina was Dorian in 2019. The last cyclone to make landfall in South Carolina was Matthew in 2016.

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