Brevard County residents prepare for possible impact from Isaias

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — Residents in Brevard County are getting ready as Tropical Storm Isaias stays on course for a close call with the east coast Sunday.

South Tropical Trail in Merritt Island can quickly get covered with storm surge, but residents away from the coast are preparing too.

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Thousands of sandbags were distributed Friday, so residents can meet the water run up that could roll in from the hurricane.

During Hurricane Dorian the area didn't see excessive damage or flooding, while Hurricane Irma spawned very destructive tornadoes.

Tornadoes are not as big a concern this time around because, according to weather experts, tornadoes are most common in the right front quadrant of a storm. As of Friday night, Isaias right front quadrant is out at sea.

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In light of the ongoing pandemic, officials want residents to include masks and disinfecting products in their hurricane kits.