Three tropical storms loom around the already battered Caribbean islands
Sept 17, Washington DC: Three tropical storms are threatening to hit the already battered islands in the carribean.
According to the National Hurricane Center , the three storms are spinning through the Atlantic, with one already a hurricane and another forecast to strengthen and threaten areas battered by Hurricane Irma last week.
Tropical Storm Maria formed Saturday in the western Atlantic Ocean and is expected to be a hurricane by late Monday and a major hurricane by Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center says.
By early Sunday, Maria was about 500 miles southeast of the Lesser Antilles, packing maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.The core of Maria is expected to hit the Leeward Islands in 48 to 72 hours, and then move toward Puerto Rico in four days then on toward eastern Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) in about five days, the NHC said in a statement today.
The Oslo Times International News Network