Residents of the Carolinas braced for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias on Monday, August 3, as the storm was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane ahead of making landfall.
The hurricane was packing maximum winds of 75 mph as it moved north at 16 mph, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 8 pm EDT update on Monday. The storm was about 60 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, as of 8 pm.
The storm was forecast to make landfall in the Carolinas on Monday night. Strong winds, heavy rainfall and a risk for tornadoes were forecast for the Carolinas and other states along the east coast on Monday night through Tuesday, the NHC said.
This video shows a beach submerged with water as storm surges pounded the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, shoreline. Credit: Antonio Maffei via Storyful