As of early Friday, July 31, Hurricane Isaias is passing over Eastern Cuba and is predicted to move up the US East Coast.
Current projections show tropical storm force winds possibly affecting our neighborhood Monday and Tuesday, August 3-4.
Tropical storm winds are 39 – 73 MPH. Because wind circulation around hurricanes and tropical storms is counter-clockwise, when hurricanes or tropical storms move up the East Coast, winds affecting our neighborhood blow directly across the Chesapeake Bay, from the Northeast.
We will post more weather advisories as projections become more specific. Meanwhile, the maps below show projections for Isaias as of 8:00 AM, Friday, July 31. Note that current projections show Isaias affecting our neighborhood Monday and Tuesday, August 3 and 4.
The map above indicates tropical-storm-force winds will arrive in our area during the day Monday, August 3, departing Tuesday, August 4.
The map above indicates Isaias will be a hurricane when it passes off-shore, affecting our neighborhood Tuesday, August 4.
Follow the course of Isaias on the National Hurricane Center website.
To prepare for this storm, please check your property:
- Remove or tie down outdoor furniture including grills — outdoor furniture, grills, bicycles can be blown around in tropical storm or hurricane force winds, smashing windows and doors and causing other damage.
- Tie down boats, or, remove the boat from the water and place it in a sheltered location.
- Ensure all doors and windows are closed and locked, especially those facing the water.
- Be prepared for electrical outages, possibly lasting a few days. Our community water system is powered by a backup generator, which means all homes on the community water system will have water even if electrical power is lost. Homes on individual wells will not have water unless you have a generator to power your well pump.