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Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Isaias made landfall as a Category 1 storm near Ocean Isle Beach in southern North Carolina at 11:10 p.m. ET Monday, packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, per the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Details: Hurricane conditions were spreading onto the coast of eastern South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina, the NHC said in an 11 p.m. update, adding strong winds and heavy rainfall were likely from the eastern Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic Monday night through Tuesday. Isaias had already brought flooding to S.C. hours before it made landfall.


At 8:21 p.m., Horry County Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to a sinking vehicle call in floodwater at 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd.

The single occupant was able to get out, and there are no reported injuries.#HCFR pic.twitter.com/qqB5BnZGdr

— Horry SC Fire Rescue (@hcfirerescue) August 4, 2020

What to expect: "Heavy rainfall along the East Coast, near the path of Isaias, will result in flash and urban flooding, some of which may be significant in the eastern Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through Wednesday," the NHC said.

  • "Widespread minor to moderate river flooding is possible across portions of the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic. Quick-responding rivers in Northeast will also be susceptible to minor river flooding."
  • Tornadoes were also possible across eastern North Carolina Sun night, and from eastern Virginia northeastward into southern New England on Tuesday.

Flashback: Isaias regains hurricane strength as it crawls up East Coast

Editor's note: This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

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