MIAMI -- A tropical
depression -- expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Gamma by
early Wednesday, which would make it the 24th named storm of the
season -- already has triggered mudslides and two deaths on the
island of Bequia in the Grenadines.
Elsewhere, near the
capital of Kingstown, St. Vincent, rivers burst their banks and
landslides caused three houses to collapse. The airport on St.
Vincent was closed Nov. 14 due to flooding on the runway. Rain
torrents also swept away two bridges near Port-of-Spain,
The depression is
approximately 250 miles south of San Juan, heading on an erratic
west-northwest track and is not expected to threaten the U.S.
Winds speeds were
clocked at 35 mph, four miles under tropical storm
The 2005 Atlantic
hurricane season, which is one for the record books, officially
ends Nov. 30.
reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].