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Hurricane Isaias heads toward the Bahamas, Florida

Forecasters say Hurriane Isaias, which is heading toward the Bahamas and Florida, may eventually have much of the US East Coast in its sights.
 
Isaias strengthened into a Category One hurricane late yesterday after crossing the Dominican Republic, and - with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour - is hitting the southernmost Bahamas islands with rain.
 
The hurricane is expected to slam the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos with 4 to 8 inches of rain and leave potentially life-threatening flooding Friday and Saturday.
 
The National Hurricane Center says the center of Isaias is expected to get close to Florida's east coast Saturday or Sunday - a threat that has prompted the state to shut down some testing sites for COVID-19. 
 
Rains from outer bands could hit South Florida by Friday night.
  
                                              


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