Tropical Storm Sandy, the 18th named system of the Atlantic season, churned across the Caribbean and was forecast to grow to hurricane strength by tomorrow. A second system was intensifying in the Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Isaac left the coast of Haiti on a path toward Cuba and the Florida Keys, where it is forecast to arrive tomorrow at hurricane strength, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Some energy output in the Gulf of Mexico is shut.
Tropical Storm Isaac was set to make landfall in Haiti overnight, slamming into the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere before heading toward Cuba and the Florida Keys. Some energy output in the Gulf of Mexico was shut.
Hurricane watches were extended from North Carolina to Cape Henlopen, Delaware, as Hurricane Earl continued toward the East Coast with 125-mph winds, U.S. forecasters said. Warnings are up from Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, to the Virginia line.