BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Isaias was downgraded to a Tropical Storm after it regained hurricane status after Monday when it made landfall in the Carolinas. It made its way through Maryland in just a few hours, faster than expected.
Marylanders saw heavy rains and tropical storm winds in parts of the state, including Baltimore City and areas south and east.READ MORE: 83-Year-Old Man John Lomax Jr. Killed In Reisterstown Crash
Flood watches, tropical storm watches and warnings were ahead of the storm’s arrival.
Several tornadoes were reported around the state as the storm blew through the region.
The skies will continue to clear overnight into Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, it should be mostly sunny.
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Things to note:
- Flash flooding will be the biggest threat for Maryland.
- Motorists shouldn’t drive to high water — don’t drown, turn around.
- Be on the lookout for heavy rains that could lead to flooding.
- Power outages are possible. Be prepared.
- Trees could be uprooted and knock over lines and block roadways
- Some damage is possible to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds.
- A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored.
- Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles.
Maryland Emergency Management Agency activated its pre-landfall planning team last week in order to prepare for any hazards Isaias may bring should it begin tracking toward Maryland.
MEMA also reminds Maryland residents to make sure emergency kits include at least two face coverings for each person, hand sanitizer, disinfectants, and other COVID-19 related supplies in addition to the usual disaster supply kit components.
WJZ’s weather team will be tracking the path of Isaias. Watch on WJZ from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., at noon and 4-6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. for the latest. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.MORE NEWS: Some Marylanders Plan To Take Precautions As COVID-19 Positivity Rate Rises Above 3 Percent