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Florida is preparing for the impact of Hurricane Isaias




Isaias, who hit Cuba and the Bahamas, after losing category one hurricane status, is heading to the north of the United States. According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC), the hurricane could already hit Florida today, with winds at over 110 km per hour and heavy rain. The center has already warned that Isaias could regain power overnight.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis invited Palm Beach citizens to leave their homes in the evening. U.S. President Donald Trump also pre-empted the emergency to eventually mobilize federal funds for Florida, which is also severely affected by Covid-19, with 179 victims in the past 24 hours and 6.843 since the start of the pandemic.

In recent days, violent storms with waves between 4 and 6 meters high and winds at 130 kilometers per hour have caused floods in the area of the Cuban city of Baracoa.Flooded streets, damaged houses, and buildings, entire neighborhoods submerged by water, have forced many people to seek shelter elsewhere.

Another hurricane in 2016 hit Baracoa in 2016, when Matthew destroyed everything in its path, even the one without death.The municipal government is providing relief to affected residents who will be provided with temporary housing until the situation returns to normal. Thousands of people have been evacuated and sent to public shelters. A devastation that adds to the already complicated conditions of the population due to the pandemic. The hurricane makes contagion containment even more difficult.

After being off Cuba, the hurricane reached the Bahamas. Broken trees and blackouts in the Bahamas after the passage of Hurricane Isaiah: now, downgraded to a tropical storm, it could regain vigour as it heads towards Florida. Strong winds and torrential rains meanwhile surprised the island of Grand Bahama, placed in lockdown for Covid-19.

A total of 296 Atlantic tropical cyclones have produced hurricane-force winds in every state along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The State of Florida so far has been the most affected by this phenomenon. The earliest time for a hurricane to strike the nation was June 9, which was set by Alma in 1966.

The earliest major hurricane to hit the state occurred in 1934, when an unnamed tropical cyclone made landfall on June 16. The latest in the year for a storm to strike Florida was on November 24 with Hurricane Iwa in Hawaii; for the Atlantic basin, the latest was on November 22, which was set by Hurricane Kate in 1985. The latest in the year for a major hurricane to strike the nation was from the 1921 Tampa Bay hurricane, which moved ashore on October 25.

The 1990s were the most intense decade for the United States, with a total of 31 violent storms concerning the nation. By opposite, the least active decade was the 1860s and 1970s, each with a total of only 15 hurricanes striking the United States. A total of 33 seasons on record passed without an Atlantic hurricane affecting the country. The most up-to-date of which was the 2015 season. Seven Atlantic hurricanes hit the country in the 1886 season, which was the year with the most US storms.


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