Sebastian Residents Hunker Down for Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias predicted winds for Sunday.
Hurricane Isaias predicted winds for Sunday.

While Isaias has weakened to a tropical storm, it will re-strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane overnight. The storm is moving northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

In Sebastian, we can expect strong tropical storm to borderline hurricane conditions. Hurricane Isaias will be near the Florida coast tonight and Sunday. There is low to moderate threat for flooding and moderate beach erosion.

Sebastian will experience tropical storm conditions Sunday morning, with the maximum impact period between 12 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. We can experience peak winds of 55-70 mph, with gusts up to 80 mph.

Isaias is a small storm, but the winds can cause dangerous conditions in our area. Don’t let your guard down until this storm passes.

Stay safe and hunker down as high winds and rain move into tonight in Sebastian. We will get through this like we always do. We’ve been through worst hurricanes than Isaias.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.