After plowing into the east coast of Florida on Sunday, Tropical Storm, Isaias, is headed to the Carolinas.
This is according to an NPR report.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, as of 8:00 p.m EDT, the storm was located about 55 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
It is estimated to be 385 miles south of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Its maximum sustained winds have increased slightly to 70 miles per hour.
South Florida is emerging from the storm with relatively little damage, said the report.
Though, local officials had braced for more serious damage including widespread power outages.
The Carolinas’ Plan Of Action
The Carolinas’ sets their plan of action to brace from the storm.
South Carolina Governor, Henry McMaster, on Saturday, claimed that evacuations are “unnecessary,” but urged people to take personal precautions.
For his part, North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, said on Sunday that he had declared a state of emergency.
He also received a federal declaration of emergency for 25 counties.
He urged residents to follow local evacuation orders.
Moreover, he advised North Carolinians to have a plan to seek shelter outside of the danger zone.
The Storm Watch
Authorities said a tropical storm watch is in effect for the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast.
NHC warned that a “dangerous storm surge” is possible from the city of Edisto Beach, S.C. to Cape Fear, N.C.
The center said there is a possibility of the water rising between 2 and 4 feet above ground level.
This is in effect along that stretch of coast in the next 48 hours.
It also forecasted that it will be “slow weakening” after the storm makes landfall.
This is as it moves across the U.S. mid-Atlantic region late Monday and Tuesday.
Isaias is expected to remain a tropical storm well into midweek as it tracks up the East Coast.