Tropical storm Isaías became a hurricane and continues to advance after leaving Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic behind.
This was reported, earlier this Friday, the National Hurricane Center of the United States (NHC, for its acronym in English).
Isaías has maximum winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour.
Hours before, Bahamas issued warnings for different parts of the archipelago before the arrival of the tropical system.
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More than 100 shelters were enabled on the islands under threat.
During Thursday, the Minister for Disaster Prevention, Management and Reconstruction, Iram Lewis, stated that the archipelago took the forecasts corresponding.
The authorities asked the population to prepare before the arrival of the tropical system without neglecting the safety protocols for the coronavirus.
Isaías was formed on Wednesday night and, according to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, it left without service around 400,000 inhabitants in its path.
Puerto Rican authorities added that at least 23 health centers operate with generators by the damage it caused to the tropical storm.
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The storm also passed through the Dominican Republic this Thursday causing the death of a person due to the fall of a high voltage cable.
Meteorologists calculate that can make landfall in South Florida on Saturday, U.S.
NHC does not expect tropical system to gain strength at least until Sunday
Isaías thus became the second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic after Hanna.
Hanna made landfall on Father Island and was already hitting the area between Corpus Christi and Brownsville on Saturday night. over from Texas.
It also left heavy storms in the Northeast Mexico.
The maximum winds of the category 1 hurricane reached 137 km / h, a force that blew roofs off some homes.
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