as Tropical Storm Ernesto finally lost wind, rain and status
somewhere in Canada after battering the East coast over Labor Day
weekend, Tropical Storm Florence gathered steam in the open
Atlantic about 960 miles east of the Caribbean's Leeward Islands.
the sixth named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season -- which
suddenly seems to show some life -- is days away from landfall
somewhere, her winds are near 45 mph and picking up, according to
the National Hurricane Center.
Mexico way, the airports in Los Cabos and La Paz did not sustain
any major damage following Hurricane John, a Category 2 storm which
struck a sparsely populated desert on the southern coast of
Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Sept. 1.
reopened over the weekend after canceling 151 flights due to strong
winds in the area.
The Los Cabos Tourism
Board said that Los Cabos "suffered nothing more than some rain and
wind," according to Alberto Trevino, secretary of tourism for Baja
The resorts never
lost power, and guests were accommodated in ballrooms until the
Convention & Visitors Bureau, where John drenched on its way by
Aug. 28, said the destination sidestepped John in
suffered nothing more than a good rain," said Mary Beth Medina
Cortes, president of the Acapulco Hotel and Tourism
Elsewhere in the
Pacific, Kristy regenerated and is a tropical storm yet again,
although the storm remains no threat to land.
And further out,
Tropical Storm Ioke, once a very formidable Category 5 storm, is
just under Category 1 status, with winds around 70 mph and located
about 400 miles from Japan. But, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the storm is gaining
extratropical characteristics and losing all hurricane
Ioke formed west of
Hawaii Aug. 19 and swept over Wake Island Aug. 31. Prior to the
storm's arrival on Wake, the 2.5-square-mile island evacuated all
188 residents -- mostly military and contractors. The storm was
expected to destroy almost everything in its path. However, initial
damage reports for the island by U.S. Coast Guard flybys
destruction than expected," according to a release on the U.S. Air
Force Web site.
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