Hurricane IsaíasHurricane Isaías, a category 1 hurricane in the Saffir-Simpson scale, lashed the Bahamas on Saturday, with heavy rains and wind gusts over 80 kilometers per hour on its way to the east coast of Florida, in the United States. 

Nassau.- Isaías had top sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour and was about 125 kilometers south-southeast of the Bahamas capital Nassau at 5 am ET, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Several users on social networks posted footage of Hurricane Isaias ripping shingles off roofs and blew over trees.

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has eased the COVID-19 quarantine since Thursday due to the proximity of the hurricane, but he established a curfew between 22:00 and 05:00 hours, local time, and supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and computer stores would be open as long as weather conditions allow.

Isaías is the first hurricane to pass through the Bahamas since Dorian, a category 5 hurricane in the Saffir-Simpson scale, hit the islands in September 2019, leaving 30 deaths. (PL)