At­lantic hur­ri­cane sea­son roars on, Lee forms

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

THE HUR­RI­CANE sea­son is roar­ing on as Trop­i­cal Storm Lee forms far from land, Jose threat­ens the US East Coast and Norma moves closer to Mex­ico.

Norma is ex­pected to pass near the re­sort-stud­ded south­ern tip of Mex­ico’s Baja Cal­i­for­nia Penin­sula late to­day and early to­mor­row.

Mean­while in the At­lantic, Jose threat­ens to im­pact the North­east part of the US in the next few days, and Lee de­vel­oped into a trop­i­cal storm. The US Na­tional Hur­ri­cane Cen­ter in Mi­ami said yes­ter­day that Lee had sus­tained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was about 655 miles (1,055 kilo­me­tres) west of the Cabo Verde Is­lands. Lit­tle change in strength is fore­cast over the next cou­ple of days.

To the west, an­other dis­tur­bance prompted trop­i­cal storm watches for a por­tion of the Lesser An­tilles. The sys­tem is about 755 miles (1,215 kilo­me­tres) east of the area, and the gov­ern­ments of St Lu­cia, Mar­tinique, and Guade­loupe have is­sued watches.

Tracy Han­lon gets a ride to check her flooded home in Bonita Springs, Florida, last Fri­day in the af­ter­math of Hur­ri­cane Irma.

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