Tropical Storm Isaac hits Newfoundland
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
was downgraded to a tropical storm as it hit Newfoundland today. Isaac was located about 120 miles south of , Newfoundland, at 2 p.m. AST, and moving to the north-northeast at 40 mph. Isaac had top sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts. Tropical Storm Isaac swirled away from the island and weakened quickly.
"Isaac has weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm this morning," the National Hurricane Center in Florida announced in a storm bulletin posted at 11 a.m. "The tropical storm continues racing towards Newfoundland and should cross the, the southeastern region of Newfoundland this afternoon, where a tropical storm warning remains in effect.
"Isaac is a very small storm and its effects may not be felt across the entire Avalon. Accordingly, we no longer expect tropical storm force winds in regions beyond the Avalon Peninsula. Once a Category 1 hurricane as it formed in the Nova Scotia., Isaac has weakened considerably," said the based in ,
Isaac's rain was heavy in the Atlantic province but minor damage was made.
Related news 
- "Canada cancels storm warnings as Isaac nears" — , October 3, 2006
- Associated Press. "Newfoundland Braces for Tropical Storm" — , October 2, 2006
- "Isaac downgraded to tropical storm as it hits Newfoundland" — , October 2, 2006
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