PARKLAND, FL- Most Parkland and South Florida residents have been making plans for August and the beginning of school, but the Hurricane season has revved up this week in the form of Hurricane Isaias, which is lashing the Bahamas as of Friday morning.

Isaias is currently a Category 1 hurricane reaching wind speeds of 80 mph and is expected to reach Category 2 status as it passes the Bahamas and moves toward Florida on Friday evening.

Local residents in Parkland and Broward County are keeping an eye on the storm, while the National Hurricane Center in Miami has put South Florida under a Tropical Storm Watch as Isaias approaches.

Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

Category 2 hurricanes have a sustained wind speed of 96-110 miles per hour, which could inflict significant damage on any location. 

Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti are expected will get up to 12 inches of rain in total from the storm.  The east coast of Florida and the Bahamas are expected to receive the same as the storm increases. 

To follow storm updates, please visit the National Hurricane Center website.

 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for FREE TAPinto Parkland E-News alerts to be the first to read about all things Parkland.

Download the FREE TAPinto App. Click here for Android - Click here for iOS for breaking news, traffic/weather alerts, and special offers.

Know a story we should share with our readers? Email editor Gina Pfingsten @ gpfingsten@tapinto.net