Earl hits Caribbean

Tropical Storm Earl brought heavy rain and gusting wind to the eastern Caribbean, forcing hundreds to flee their homes.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | August 16, 2004


Tropical Storm Earl brought heavy rain and gusting wind to the eastern Caribbean, forcing hundreds to flee their homes.

The tropical storm, the fifth of the Atlantic season, could strengthen to a hurricane in the coming days, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Earl's path could take it anywhere between Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and Belize to the east-central Gulf of Mexico in four to five days. But currently the realm of possibilities is very large.

By Monday morning, Earl had sustained winds of 45 mph and was centered 90 miles west of Grenada. Earl was moving west at 28 mph, with tropical storm-force winds extending up to 85 miles from the center.


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