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In photos: Storm Isaias lashes the East Coast

Isaias became a post-tropical cyclone as it moved into southeast Canada late Tuesday after pummeling the East Coast for much of the day with heavy rains and wind —trigging tornadoes, floods and leaving millions without power. At least six people have lost their lives in the storm.

The big picture: Isaias made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in North Carolina late Monday before being downgraded. It dumped heavy rain across Florida as a tropical storm over the weekend and on July 31 lashed the Bahamas and parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as a Category 1 hurricane.


Maintenance workers carry a colleague who in lower Manhattan, who was injured by a tree downed in wind after Isaias swept through New York City on Aug. 4. Photo: Lev Radin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
The scene in Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 4 after Isaias pounded the U.S. eastern seaboard with driving rain and strong winds. Photo: Diane Desobeau/AFP via Getty Images
Sandbags in front of local businesses in Ellicott City, Maryland to protect against Isaias on Aug. 4. Photo: J. Countess/Getty Images
Fallen trees and debris from the storm have littered the streets of Guttenberg, New Jersey, with thousands of people left without power and the subway service disrupted. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images
The Coney Island boardwalk as Tropical Storm Isaias churns its way up the East Coast on Aug. 4. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Aug. 3, after Isaias made landfall in North Carolina as a hurricane. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Lightning over midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building in New York City on Aug. 3, ahead of Isaias' expected arrival. Photo: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
Heavy rain at Ocean Boulevard. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
The Pier at Garden City in South Carolina on Aug. 3. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Floodwaters on Ocean Blvd on Aug. 3. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

At approximately 11:40 p.m., there were reports of multiple structure fires in the area of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.

Horry County Fire Rescue is providing multiple units to help in response.#HCFR pic.twitter.com/L6cqjO6j9T

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

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

Editor's note: This article will be updated with more photos as the story develops. Please check back for updates.

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