Hurricane Isaias facts for kids
|Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
Hurricane Isaias near peak intensity on July 31
|Formed||July 30, 2020|
|Dissipated||August 5, 2020|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 80 mph (130 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||987 mbar (hPa); 29.15 inHg|
|Damage||$4.7 billion (2020 USD)|
|Areas affected||Windward Islands, Bahamas, East Coast of United States, Eastern Canada|
|Part of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Isaias was an Atlantic tropical cyclone in July and August 2020. The storm moved over the Leeward Islands, Hispaniola and the Bahamas. Isaias later threatened the East Coast of the United States from Florida to Maine.
Isaias first began on July 28 as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine. It was upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaias on July 30.
Hurricane or tropical storm notices were put up from the Windward Islands to United States' East Coast. The storm made landfall at 03:10 UTC August 4 in North Carolina, moving up the East Coast and dissipating on August 5.
Images for kids
Pitahaya River in Luquillo, a northern municipality of Puerto Rico, on August 1 after being flooded by Isaias's rains.
Hurricane Isaias making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina as seen on weather radar.
Mobile homes destroyed near Windsor, North Carolina due to an EF3 tornado.
Tree downed by Isaias in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Damage from an EF2 tornado spawned by Isaias in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.