News Daytona Beach officially ended coverage of Tropical Storm Isaias as of 7:05 a.m. EST, 08-03-20
Last updated: 08-03-20 7:00 A.M. EST
Storm Strength: Tropical Storm
Last Reported Location: 29.7N 79.9W (115 MI East-southeast of Jacksonville)
Reported Movement: North (Bearing 355° @ 9 mph)
Maximum sustained winds: 70 MPH
Pressure: 994 mb / 29.36 inches
Information courtesy of the National Hurricane Center
(08-03-20 7:00 AM EST) HURRICANE WARNINGS HIT THE CAROLINAS. Additional hurricane warnings are being issued in portions of the Carolinas as Isaias continues its slow crawl up the Atlantic coast of the US. According to the National Hurricane Center, the forecast track takes the center of Isaias well east of the Georgia coast through this morning. Later today, the center of Isaias is expected to approach the coast of northeastern South Carolina and southern North Carolina within the hurricane warning area later today. Some strengthening is anticipated as forecasters believe Isaias will reach hurricane strength again before it reaches the coast of the Carolinas.
(08-02-20 7:00 PM EST) FIRST SQUALLS HIT DAYTONA AREA.The new report from the National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Isaias has strengthened slightly as it moves north-northwestward. The NHC also reports that Isaias has picked up some speed, as the storm is now moving at 9 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias is expected to pass just to the east of Florida through tonight. Hurricane watches have been issued for portions of the Carolinas, but east Central Florida remains under a tropical storm warning.
(08-02-11:45 AM EST) LITTLE CHANGE IN TRACK, STORM SLOWING DOWN. The latest findings of the National Hurricane Center show Isaias still nearing Florida from the southeast at a crawl. Besides its northward movement, there is little to no change in Isaias' track, while conditions inside the system remain the same.
(08-02-20 9:45 AM EST) ISAIAS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A TROPICAL STORM. Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center now report that Isaias is expected to remain at tropical storm strength as it moves parallel to the state of Florida. Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicated that the maximum sustained winds remain near 65 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is also expected
during the next couple of days. All hurricane warnings have also been downgraded to tropical storm warnings.
(08-02-20 2:00 AM EST) ISAIAS, STILL A TROPICAL STORM, CONTINUES SLOW JOG TOWARDS FLORIDA. According to the National Hurricane Center's 2 a.m. update, Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph. A slow northwestward jog is still expected for today with a turn to the north-northwest expected to come by tonight. There was also little to no change in Isaias' track, meaning that the center is still predicted to approach the southeast coast of Florida this morning and move near or along the east coast of Florida later today and tonight. No new watches, warnings or advisories are in effect.
(08-01-20 11:00 PM EST) TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS SOUTHEAST OF MIAMI. As of 11 o’clock eastern standard time, Isaias was last reported to be moving toward the northwest near 9 mph southeast of Miami. A general northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected for the next day or so, followed by a north-northwestward motion by late Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will approach the southeast coast of Florida tonight and early Sunday and move near or along the east coast of Florida Sunday and Sunday night. Hurricane warnings have also extended from the area of Boca Raton up to the Volusia and Flagler County Line.
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NO EVACUATION ORDERS IN FLAGLER, STAFF STILL MONITORING CONDITIONS
Julie Murphy, Spokesperson, Flagler County
Flagler County officials decided midday Sunday that the potential limited evacuations and the opening of an emergency shelter are unnecessary given the change of track and intensity of Tropical Storm Isaias, but emergency staff is ready should weather conditions change again.
“We always prepare for the worst, and modify those plans as information updates,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “The forecasted weather has improved, and it doesn’t warrant opening a shelter.”
Tropical storm warnings have been cancelled for inland Flagler County, but they continue for the area. Bands of showers will continue to impact Flagler County through Monday morning, with gusts between 30 and 40 mph at the coast, and 20 to 30 mph inland.
“There may be localized flooding possible at high tide in the normal very low laying areas, and locations where there is poor drainage,” Lord said. “The tornado threat is low.”
WastePro has cancelled garbage collection for Monday. Do not leave garbage, debris, or yard waste at the curb on Sunday – it needs to be secured.
“Flagler County thanks its residents, businesses, and various governmental and non-profit emergency response partners for taking this potential threat seriously,” Lord said.
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UPDATE FROM DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE
Daytona State College officials are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias and are in communication with county and state emergency management teams. Based on current information, all Daytona State College campuses will open Monday, August 3 at 10 a.m. We will continue to monitor conditions and provide updates as needed to the DSC website, DSC Text Alerts, Falcon Online and official DSC social media.
VOTRAN OFFERING RIDES TO SHELTERS
Kate Sark, Spokesperson, Volusia County
Votran will operate a modified fixed route schedule Sunday, Aug. 2, due to Hurricane Isaias.
Votran will operate normal Sunday schedule routing, with the addition of service on Routes 40/41 and Route 44 for southeast passengers. All fares will be waived tomorrow, Aug. 2.
In addition to running regular Sunday service, all fixed route buses will serve as a pick up point for shelters. Evacuees will be taken to a transfer point, where they will be brought to a shelter. Bus service will operate from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Service will resume as soon as possible once Hurricane Isaias clears the area.
Passengers who live on the west side of the county and require Votran transportation to a shelter should call 386-761-7700 and select option 2.
Volusia County officials will open a limited number of shelters at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug 2. Shelters are for individuals with special needs or those who cannot remain in their current residence and have no other place to go. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, individuals are encouraged to shelter in place or with friends or family if at all possible. Shelters will be open for those who have no other options.
Face coverings are mandatory at all shelters and a wellness assessment will be performed on individuals prior to admittance. If individuals do not feel well, are self-isolating because of exposure to COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should not go to a shelter. Families will be provided additional space to ensure physical distancing is maintained at all shelters.
General population shelters:
DeLand High, 800 N. Hill Ave.
Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 W. State Road 44, DeLand (pet friendly)
Special needs shelters:
Galaxy Middle, 2400 Eustace Ave., Deltona
Freedom Elementary, 1395 S. Blue Lake Ave., DeLand