Tropical Storm Nana forms but doesn’t threaten
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, October 13, 2008 – The 14th storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed yesterday, but forecasters say it will probably weaken and stay away from the Caribbean.
Tropical Storm Nana, which formed about 1,015 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, has maximum sustained winds near 40 miles an hour and is moving toward the west-northwest near seven miles per hour.
In the 5 a.m. update issued by the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre, Nana was still disorganised and expected to weaken to a tropical depression later today.
“Upper-level winds are not conducive for intensification,” it said.
The last storm to significantly affect the Caribbean in this year’s Atlantic hurricane season was Hurricane Ike which caused up to US$4 billion in damage in Cuba, and displaced thousands and killed scores in Haiti which was still trying to recover from the impact of the three previous storms – Fay, Gustav and Hanna.