Trinidad reports power outages from tropical disturbance
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday reported power outages related to a tropical disturbance speeding through the southern Caribbean on a path to Central America.
Officials said the storm also temporarily shut down wastewater plants, but no serious damage was reported.
The disturbance was located about 185 miles east-southeast of the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao Wednesday morning.
It had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and was moving west at 30 miles per hour.
It was expected to become a tropical storm in its approach to Nicaragua and Costa Rica, though forecasters said its rapid pace might slow development.
A tropical storm warning was in effect for Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba as well as Islas de Margarita, Coche and Cubagua and the coast of Venezuela from the Paraguana peninsula past the border with Colombia to the town of Santa Marta.
Up to six inches of rain were forecast for Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago and northeast Venezuela.
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