Hurricane Isaias Downgraded – Over 112 Million Americans Under “Tropical Storm” Warnings

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Over 112 million Americans from North Carolina to Maine are under tropical storm warnings on Tuesday as Isaias churns north up the East Coast, bringing the threat of flash flooding and tornadoes.

Isaias made landfall late Monday night as a Category 1 hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., packing winds of 85 mph with higher gusts before being downgraded hours later to a strong tropical storm.

As the eye came ashore, multiple fires were reported in the coastal Carolina community as up to three feet of floodwaters were observed. Several rescues have also taken place as the system heads northward, with at least one deadly tornado confirmed.

“The winds and the rain and we’re going to see obviously power outages, tree limbs down, maybe trees down as well,” Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean said on “Fox & Friends.” “In some cases, the strongest tropical storm the Northeast has seen since Sandy, so that’s saying a lot.”

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