Hurricane Isaias – Update #5 – 8/1/2020
University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Isaias. Here’s what we know today:
Hurricane conditions and dangerous storm surge will continue in portions of the northwest Bahamas today. Hurricane conditions are expected along portions of the Florida East Coast by late tonight and Sunday. We encourage everyone in those areas to take necessary precautions in advance of the storm, and ensure their emergency supply kit is ready.
The greatest wind threat is along the immediate Space and Treasure coasts, where Hurricane Isaias is forecast to make its closest approach. Gusts to hurricane strength are possible today and Sunday. A storm surge watch has been issued for St. Johns, Flagler, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. A hurricane warning has been issued for coastal Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and coastal/metro Palm Beach, as well as hurricane watch for coastal Broward and inland Palm Beach counties.
Furthermore, a tropical storm warning has been issued for Clay, Putnam, St. Johns, inland Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Okeechobee, inland Palm Beach, Broward and coastal/metro Miami-Dade. A tropical storm watch for Duval, Nassau and inland/far south Miami-Dade County has also been issued. The most likely arrival of winds is beginning tonight in South Florida, Sunday morning in Central Florida and Sunday evening/night in North Florida.
UF units with operations in coastal portions of South and Central Florida should closely monitor forecasts, and those in watch/warning areas should follow guidance from local officials.
No tropical warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on the latest forecasts or schedule changes as information is available. For the latest information, please visit National Hurricane Center.