Isaias Makes Landfall on East Coast, Bringing Threat of Tornadoes and Flooding as it Heads North



Currently, more than 30 million people are under tornado watches in Delaware, eastern Maryland, coastal Virginia, New York City, Philadelphia, southern Connecticut and New Jersey as the storm moves north at a pace of at least 33 mph, CNN reported.

After sweeping through North Carolina and Virginia, Isaias hit Eastern Maryland and the Washington D.C. area on Tuesday afternoon, according to the NHS.

As of 12 p.m., "strong winds, heavy rainfall, and tornadoes [were] occurring over southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania," the NHS wrote on Twitter.

Afterward, the storm is expected to continue traveling north to Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.

Philadelphia is predicted to get its strongest storm conditions between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., while New York City will face its storm peak between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., with wind gusts up to 70 mph, CNN reported.

Boston will also get hit with the strongest conditions of the storm between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., and see an estimated 50 mph wind gusts, according to CNN.

Along with force winds, the storm is expected to bring tree damage, power outages and flash flooding in many of these areas, the NHS said.

Officials are advising residents who are in the storm's path to take caution by securing their homes, staying connected to their local weather reports, avoiding windows and evacuating if necessary.

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