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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tropical Disturbance in the Caribbean

A storm that has been monitored the past week continues to produce a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms. The storm is currently moving just south of Puerto Rico and is expected to impact the hard hit earthquake ravaged Haiti. Many residents in Haiti are still homeless from the earthquake back in January. The rain from this disturbance should cause flooding. This flooding could cause a very rough time for the still hundreds if not thousands of people homeless. After the storm impacts Haiti expect it to continue to move east possibly strengthening to a strong tropical storm. After this the disturbance has two different tracks it could take. The storm possibly could move across Cuba which would drastically weaken the storm. The other track would take it between the Yucatan and Cuba. This track would be a worst case scenario as the storm if it stays over open warm waters could turn into a hurricane that would track right through the oil spill. If the storm does this and causes a large surge on the oil ravaged beaches and coastal towns it may cause the clean up to take a decade as they would then have to clean oil out of the land and water supplies.

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