Tomas now tropical storm, expected to re-strengthen to hurricane status again

Tomas has now weakened to a tropical storm, but not before tearing off roofs and bringing down power lines in the eastern Caribbean.
Forecasters say the storm could regain strength and head toward Haiti, which still hasn't recovered from a powerful earthquake earlier this year.
Tomas has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, slightly weaker than a hurricane. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tomas will probably weaken more during the next 24 hours as it continues to move away from land, but it could get stronger around the middle of the week and then head north toward Haiti.
That could be disastrous for the island nation, where some 1.3 million people are living under tarps and tents after January's quake. And a cholera epidemic has killed more than 330 and hospitalized nearly 5,000.

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  • by Jim Location: Loznicka on Nov 2, 2010 at 05:30 AM
    Donald... is there a way we can contact you for a possible follow up on this?
  • by Donald Location: PCB- Venture Out on Nov 1, 2010 at 02:53 PM
    I am in direct contact with Port O Prince Haiti on amateur radio. There are 100,000 haitians in tents in the capital. Hurr Tomas is forecast to pass 55m west of the city as a CAT I. The tent city is on the worst side of the hurricane. This is a disaster in the making!!
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