Tropical Storm Isaias Grazes Florida En Route To The Carolinas
TreasureCoast, FL. (treasurecoast.com)- Isaias remains a tropical storm with top winds of 70 miles an hour. It is expected to will pass just to the east of the Florida east coast through this morning. It will then move offshore of the coast of Georgia and southern South Carolina later today, and move inland over eastern South Carolina or southern North Carolina tonight.
Forecaster Daniel Brown at the National Hurricane Center says Isaias will move along the coast of the mid-Atlantic states tomorrow.
The Treasure Coast has been spared from any major impacts caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.
The wind knocked out power to more than 1,200 customers in St. Lucie County, but the lights were turned back on by Sunday afternoon.
The storm’s winds stirred up the ocean at Jetty Park in Fort Pierce, but the system weakened and stayed off Florida’s coast. The beaches in the county never officially closed, and the wind created ideal conditions for a number of kite surfers.
The surfers drew crowds as people packed the Jetty to watch them in action, while others were fishing and exercising after being cooped up inside with COVID-19 cases still rising in Florida.
St. Lucie County will resume normal operations today now that the storm has passed.. The county is reminding everyone we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and a mask ordinance remains in effect.
Attorney General Ashley Moody added Hurricane Isaias to the state’s price-gouging hotline operations on Friday.
The move came after Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 19 counties as the storm churned toward Florida’s Atlantic coast.
State law prohibits excessive increases in the price of essential commodities — such as food, water, hotel rooms, ice, gasoline and lumber — during a state of emergency.
Violators face a civil penalty of $1,000 per violation and up to a total of $25,000 for multiple violations committed in a single 24-hour period.
The hotline is available using Moody’s NO SCAM app or by calling 1-866-9NO-SCAM.
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