Storm activity is heating up on two fronts
in the Atlantic region with tropical storms Dean and Erin spinning
Dean is now
threatening the central Caribbean on a track that could take it
through the open seas between Martinique and St. Lucia as early as
Friday, packing winds of 80 mph or higher.
Dean is expected to
become a hurricane late Thursday, the first hurricane of the 2007
Atlantic season, according to the National Hurricane Center in
The NHC warned that
the storm's track could veer unpredictably, although the latest
computer models indicated a path that favors a westward
Storm Erin formed Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico and headed toward
southeastern Texas, threatening to bring downpours to a state
already inundated from one of the rainiest summers on
Storm warnings were
posted for the Texas coast south of Houston to the Mexican
In the Pacific,
meanwhile, Flossie was downgraded to a tropical storm after
sideswiping Hawaii's Big Island with rain and heavy surf on
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