No let-up as storms threaten

NT News - - WORLD -

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.

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