Isaias Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Expected to Regain Hurricane Strength Before Impacting Florida

Brevard County Remains Under Hurricane Warning

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has downgraded Hurricane Isaias to a Tropical Storm after the latest 5 p.m. report shows it carrying 70 mph max sustained winds, while moving to the northwest at 10 mph.

However, experts caution Florida residents and guests that Isaias could slightly increase in strength after it moves through the Bahamas, enters the Atlantic, before impacting Florida.

Brevard County is still under a Hurricane Warning.

A Weather Channel employee captured some of the waves that Nassau, Bahamas experienced on Saturday. Some portions of the Bahamas were experiencing storm surge as much as 4-6 feet.

 

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In Brevard County, experts are projecting storm surge to be between 2-4 feet.

Also, Brevard County is projected to see between 2-4 inches rainfall accumulation.

Brevard County could see 75 mph max sustained winds by late Sunday night, heading into early Monday morning.

Earlier today, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Saturday that President Trump has approved his request for a pre-landfall emergency declaration for counties impacted by Isaias, including Brevard County.

“President Donald Trump has approved my request for a pre-landfall emergency declaration for the counties in the path of Hurricane Isaias. This will help our state respond quickly to any impacts from the storm,” said Gov. DeSantis.

8-hour time lapse of Isaias.

A local State of Emergency has also been declared for Brevard County in response to the pending threat of Hurricane Isaias.

Local state of emergencies are declared in advance of a potential disaster event and enables government entities to readily seek response or recovery assistance from the state.

The emergency declaration will be signed by Brevard County Commission Vice-Chair Rita Pritchett, who is the appointed chair of the Policy Group, which consists of local, county, and state officials and is activated for emergencies.

An emergency declaration provides avenue for counties to expedite contractual procedures, rental of equipment, employment of permanent and temporary workers, acquisition of supplies, materials and facilities and appropriation and expenditure of public funds.

Gov. Ron DeSantis also declared a state of emergency on Friday.

8-hour time lapse of Isaias.

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