HURRICANE ISAIAS LASHES BAHAMAS AND HEADS TOWARDS FLORIDA

Hurricane Isaias has snapped trees and knocked out power while blowing through the Bahamas on Saturday.

It’s headed toward the Florida coast, where officials have closed beaches, parks and coronavirus testing sites.

The hurricane is bearing down on places where the virus is surging, threatening to complicate efforts to contain it and adding another burden on communities.

Florida authorities say they’ve prepared shelters, but so far don’t expect to have to evacuate people.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the maximum sustained winds weakened slightly to 80 miles per hour Saturday morning as it moved toward the Florida coast.