Hurricane Isiais: 2020

I remember how excited I was, yet at the same time how scared I was. I remember hoping everyone would stay safe. When the storm was done I looked outside and everything seemed nice but as we walked down the street you could see the amount of branches and twigs everywhere. To me I thought that the storm going 40 mph at some points was so interesting. Just the speed of the storm, as fast as a car. Isiais affected people from Puerto Rico to Canada with strong winds, rain and tornadoes.

This storm was called Possible Tropical Cyclone 9 before it was a tropical storm as well as hurricane. At first there were chances it would not turn into a tropical cyclone at all. However it did…

It started south east of Puerto rico and the U.S. virgin islands. It became a tropical storm, then as it moved closer to the U.S. main land it grew to be a Category 1 Hurricane. It made landfall in the Bahamas. It went parallel to Florida’s east side, then affecting the entire east coast.

After Florida it weakened to a Tropical Storm. When it got closer to the Carolinas it regained strength and became a hurricane again. It made landfall somewhere between the Carolinas’ state border.

As it tracked north it spawned a tornado threat with over 100 tornado warnings. Storm surge was also a problem with some places seeing at least 2 feet of storm surge. When it made landfall it brought wind threats as well. In New Hanover county in North Carolina a wind gust of 99 mph was reported. The storm’s rain totals near Washington D.C. were between 7 and 10 inches.

Not long after landfall near the Carolinas state borders’ it became a tropical storm again. It was strong all the way to the U.S/Canada border. It had made over 3 million people lose power. It was a subtropical tropical depression in Canada.

This storm’s death toll was at least four. This storm will go down in history as not many storms can survive wind shear and dry air, and still become a hurricane. It came in strong and did not forget to go out just as strong.

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