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At least nine people, including a 5-year-old autistic girl, were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina.
More than 12 hours after coming ashore, Isaias was still sustaining top winds near hurricane strength.
Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm late Saturday afternoon, but was still expected to bring heavy rain and flooding as it barrels toward Florida.
Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 135 kph Saturday morning and some strengthening was possible later Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
On Thursday while still a tropical storm, Isaias knocked out power, toppled trees and caused widespread flooding and small landslides in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.