Tropical Storm Lisa develops

The season's newest tropical storm, Lisa, was gaining strength in the Atlantic on Monday.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | September 20, 2004


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The season's newest tropical storm, Lisa, was gaining strength in the Atlantic on Monday.

It's a long way from land, but the news didn't help weary residents and responders in Florida, who have been coping with the aftermath of three hurricanes in about five weeks.

By Monday afternoon, Lisa was about 810 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands and moving west at about 12 mph. The storm's top sustained winds were 60 mph, and Lisa could be a hurricane by Tuesday, said forecasters.

Tropical Storm Jeanne posed little threat to the U.S. as of Monday afternoon but had killed at least 500 people in Haiti, most of them in the northwestern region of the country. Both government and humanitarian officials said they expected the death toll to rise. The most severe damage was in Gonaives.


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