No let-up as storms threaten
MEXICO CITY: Hurricane season roared on last night as Jose threatened heavy surf along the US east coast, Tropical Storm Norma was set to brush Mexico’s resort-studded Baja California Peninsula, and Tropical Storm Maria was expected to strengthen into a hurricane before slamming already the battered Caribbean.
Forecasters said Norma had weakened into a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 100km/h.
The Baja peninsula region was hit about two weeks ago by Tropical Storm Lidia, which flooded streets and homes and killed at least four people.
In the Atlantic, Hurricane Jose was moving slowly far from land but generating powerful swells affecting coastal areas in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the US southeast, still cleaning up after Hurricane Irma (pictured).
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Lee formed in the Atlantic and Otis formed in the Pacific.