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Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off a tornado that […]

Isaias downgraded to tropical storm over eastern N. Carolina

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded down to a tropical storm after making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to an official with the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane had touched down just after 11 p.m. on Monday with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (136 km/h). The […]

Hurricane Isaias weakens to Tropical Storm hours after making landfall at Ocean Isle Beach

3AM UPDATE: Hurricane Isaias has weakened to a Tropical Storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Hurricane Isaias has made landfall just north of the South Carolina border in Ocean Isle, NC, at 11:10 p.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. Winds have remained at 85mph and the storm is […]

Asia Today: Manila back under lockdown as virus cases surge

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Commuter trains, buses and other public vehicles stayed off the main roads of the Philippine capital Tuesday and police were again staffing checkpoints to restrict public travel as surging virus cases forced another lockdown. Officials deployed dozens of shuttle buses, along with army trucks, to ferry stranded medical personnel and workers […]

Shops closed, beaches deserted as Isaias nears the Carolinas

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Coastal shops and restaurants closed early, power began to flicker at oceanfront hotels and even the most adventurous of beachgoers abandoned the sand Monday night as newly restrengthened Hurricane Isaias sped toward the Carolinas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned oceanside home dwellers to brace for storm surge up […]

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of Xinjiang and two […]

Tracking the Tropics: Isaias continues to strengthen ahead of landfall

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Isaias strengthened into a hurricane again Monday night ahead of its landfall. Its maximum sustained winds went from 70 mph at 5 p.m. to 85 mph by 9 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane Isaias was about 60 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina, and about 60 miles south of […]

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