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Tropical storm Isaiah could become hurricane until Friday

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This Thursday, the meteorological phenomenon took heavy rains and flooded several parts of San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico

Tropical storm Isaías, the ninth of the Atlantic hurricane season, continues over the waters of the Caribbean, bringing heavy rain and gust winds of 95 km / h to the Dominican Republic, with the forecast of turning into a hurricane until Friday.

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At 5 pm (local time; 6 pm in Brasília), Isaiah’s eye was 250 kilometers west-northwest of Punta Cana and 400 kilometers southeast of the Bahamas.

The meteorological phenomenon moves to the northwest at approximately 31 km / h, according to the latest report from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in the United States.

The data indicate that the Isaiah center will pass near the southeastern Bahamas on Thursday. The storm – or possibly hurricane – could also approach the center of the Bahamas on Friday night. On Saturday, he will travel to South Florida.

The Bahamas government has already issued a tropical storm alert for the northwest of the archipelago. According to the NHC, an alert for the east coast of Florida was also triggered.

Isaiah’s winds with tropical storm force can reach 390 kilometers away. This Thursday, the weather phenomenon flooded several parts of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, and about 300 people without electricity in the south.

This year, tropical storms Arthur and Bertha formed before the official start of the hurricane season, which started on June 1 and will run until November 30, followed by Cristóbal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo and Hanna, the latter the first Atlantic hurricane, which touched the ground in Texas, on July 25.

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