state of emergency

Updated at 10:56 p.m. ET

Hurricane Isaias will drench Florida's Atlantic coast this weekend after passing over the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said, warning of a dangerous storm surge, flooding and high winds.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order Friday declaring "a state of emergency in every coastal county of Florida's east coast, from Miami-Dade to Nassau counties," he said.

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Republican leaders of Kentucky’s legislature say they want to curb Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s power to issue mandates during states of emergency, like the coronavirus pandemic currently gripping the state and nation.

The Maryland Department of Health reported 1,784 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, setting a new high mark four days after the state began reopening its economy. Maryland is now reporting 41,546 cases, including nearly 2,000 people who have died from the disease.

Along with the new positive tests, 5,368 people tested negative for the coronavirus in the 24 hours leading up to 10 a.m. ET — meaning roughly 25% of the 7,152 tests in that period resulted in positive diagnoses.

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency in the commonwealth in response to this week's snowfall and low temperatures.

The declaration is intended to allow local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in public safety and recovery efforts.