Tropical Storm Isaias floods parts of Puerto Rico, could hit Florida

Tropical Storm Isaias floods parts of Puerto Rico, could hit Florida

Tropical Storm Isaias battered Puerto Rico on Thursday as it continued on a forecast track toward the US mainland. Particularly hard hit by the storm’s maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph) was Puerto Rico’s southern region. Downed trees and inundated neighborhoods were reported. Parts of Florida could be in the path of the storm with the potential for tropical storm-force winds by Friday.

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"Emergency managers this year have been wary of what might happen if a major hurricane strikes during the coronavirus pandemic. Evacuation orders often put people in close contact with one another in shelters, which would make maintaining social distancing and other safety measures against the virus difficult to maintain." This. This is extremely worrisome. A pandemic and a natural disaster at the same time will deal a body blow to our fight against COVID-19. However, I would like to know what governments are doing in order to ensure if something like this does happen, they can deal with it effectively. Are we going to ignore the elephant in the room? If a particularly strong hurricane does form in the Atlantic, we will probably have barely a few days time before it makes landfall. By then, it might be all too late.

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