Tropical Storm Isaac

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The name Isaac has been used for four tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Tropical Storm Isaac (1988) – short-lived storm that had tropical characteristics for only 18 hours, never threatened land.
  • Hurricane Isaac (2000) – reached Category 4 strength, but stayed mostly in the open sea. It caused waves that capsized a boat near Long Island, drowning one person.
  • Hurricane Isaac (2006) – Category 1, passed well east of Bermuda, became extratropical near Newfoundland.
  • Hurricane Isaac (2012) – a destructive Category 1 hurricane, that hit Louisiana causing over $2 billion in damages.

The name Isaac has also been used for one tropical cyclone in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.