The 2020 North Atlantic Hurricane Season has gotten off to a very busy start. The latest storm was Hurricane Isaias, which ravaged much of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States this past week.
After brushing Florida, the storm made landfall as a category 1 hurricane near the South Carolina/North Carolina border on Monday. Tragically, at least five people lost their lives, including two people who were killed when Isaias spawned a tornado in Windsor, North Carolina.
Isaias weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall,but accelerated north-northeastward towards the northeastern United States on Tuesday, bringing with it very strong winds, heavy rain, thunderstorms, and a few tornadoes. Millions of people were left without power in the region in the wake of the storm. In Connecticut alone, over 700,000 customers were left in the dark, which was the fourth-highest number of power outages caused by a weather event in the state.
Fortunately for the battered region, there are no additional tropical storm threats in the near future.