Although deep convection was minimal on satellite imagery, the system possessed a well-defined low- to mid-level circulation. Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Isaias (DR-4560-PR) This is an active disaster. , While Hortense was near the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana reported sustained winds of 92 mph (148 km/h), which was the highest land wind report associated with the hurricane. National Hurricane Center As of 11 p.m. Thursday night, the storm was moving northwest at … Early on September 8, Hortense struck Guadeloupe with winds of 60 mph (95 km/h). Continuing to intensify, Hortense reached Category 4 intensity on September 12. Tropical Weather Outlook (en Español*) 700 PM EST Sun Nov 29 2020: Tropical Weather Discussion 1805 UTC Sun Nov 29 2020: There are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at this time. At 0600 UTC on September 7, the depression had intensified into Tropical Storm Hortense. To be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, the applicant must: Survivors can find the DUA application at trabajo.pr.gov. For more information on Puerto Rico’s recovery from Tropical Storm Isaías, visit fema.gov/disaster/4560. July 30, 2020.  The rains flooded low-lying areas of Frederiksted. File a regular unemployment insurance claim and be determined ineligible for benefits; Be unemployed or partially unemployed as a direct result of the disaster; Be able and available for work, unless injured as a direct result of the disaster; Have not refused an offer of employment in a suitable position. What About Tropical Storms & Hurricanes?  Further south, heavy rains led to scattered flooding in Martinique, which inundated streets, while strong winds knocked down power lines. You can use the map below to see if there are any storms brewing in the eastern Atlantic or Caribbean areas that may be a threat to the island. In Nova Scotia, Hortense dropped heavy rainfall and caused strong winds, causing power outages, uprooted trees, and moderate structural damage amounting to $3 million (1996 USD). Generally fair weather is expected throughout the region. Tropical Storm Isaias officially formed late Wednesday, drenching the south of Puerto Rico with heavy rains as it spirals towards Hispaniola with a threat of flooding and landslides. An official website of the United States government. Damage in Atlantic Canada reached approximately $3.64 million. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. If tropical systems develop, we will display a sector that focuses on the storm in either the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic, the northwestern Atlantic, or the eastern Atlantic. Environmental & Historic Preservation Guidance, Work With the National Flood Insurance Program, Voluntary & Community-Based Organizations, Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation, National Business Emergency Operations Center, Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Those Affected by Tropical Storm Isaías, Survivors that live in the four affected municipalities can file a claim, Survivors can find the DUA application at. Tropical Storm Isaias hit Puerto Rico on Thursday leaving behind extensive flooding and damage.Ed Cruz who has lived in Central Florida sent us video of …  At the same time, a hurricane warning was left after having been issued for the British and United States Virgin Islands 12 hours earlier. , An overflown river near San Juan flooded several homes.  One man who attempted to drive across a flooded road was rescued from his vehicle seconds before it was swept away. A satellite image from Thursday morning shows Tropical Storm Isaias looming over Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Survivors that live in the four affected municipalities can file a claim until Dec. 30, 2020. Disturbance in the Caribbean Becomes Tropical Storm Isaias; Could Have Impacts to Florida This Weekend. There were 19 deaths on the island, many of whom due to flash flood drownings. At 1500 UTC on September 9 – about fifteen hours before landfall – a hurricane warning was issued in Puerto Rico. Impact was most significant in Puerto Rico. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.. GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that employees or self-employed individuals who live in Aguada, Hormigueros, Mayagüez or Rincón and became unemployed as a direct consequence of Tropical Storm Isaías may be eligible to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Around that time, a developing trough centered over the Eastern United States caused the storm to curve almost due northward and accelerate.  While the hurricane crossed the southwest portion of the island, it dropped heavy rainfall of over 10 in (250 mm) in much of the territory's eastern half.  Before Hortense struck Puerto Rico, the local National Weather Service office warned of the potential of rainfall exceeding 10 in (250 mm), with higher totals in the mountains. , While still a tropical storm, Hortense moved through the Lesser Antilles with significant amounts of precipitation. Tropical Storm Isaias over Puerto Rico on morning of July 30, 2020. The storm also brought rainfall to the island, though total amounts are unknown.. Survivors that live in the four affected … -First storm to hit Puerto Rico in the 20th Century.-Winds of 70 mph-The storm was mostly experienced in the southwest area of the island and produced rains of 5 to 6 inches in 72 hours in Barranquitas, Caguas and Humacao.-The wind report of San Juan was of … Hurricane Hortense was the first tropical cyclone to make landfall in Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico since Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and the second most intense hurricane during the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season.The eighth tropical cyclone, eighth named storm, and sixth hurricane of the season.Hortense developed on September 3 from a tropical wave in the central Atlantic Ocean. ASSOCIATED PRESS — Tropical Storm Laura raked over the southeast of Puerto Rico, bringing winds in excess of 39 miles per hour with gusts up to 70 miles per hour … By on the following day, it was upgraded to a hurricane while curving northwestward. A weather system now swirling in the central Atlantic will likely become the season's next tropical storm. Hortense damaged 80% of the crops in Samaná. Service Régional de METEO-FRANCE en Guadeloupe. Tropical storm warnings and watches are posted from the Leeward Islands to the southeast Bahamas Heavy rain is expected through Thursday from the Leeward Islands to Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.  Sustained winds on the island peaked at 46 mph (74 km/h) in Ceiba, and gusts reached 62 mph (100 km/h) in Carolina. Later that day, the storm weakened further to a Category 1 hurricane. During the storm, 10,563 people evacuated to storm shelters. Rivers and creeks across the region reached high peaks, and there were several reports of mudslides.  An unofficial wind gust of 109 mph (175 km/h) in the southwest portion of the island may have been caused by the Venturi effect, or an acceleration of winds between walls.