Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Don weakens as it heads toward eastern Caribbean

Tropical Storm Don weakens as it heads toward eastern Caribbean

Crews were boarding up windows at homes and hotels across the southeastern Caribbean on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Don approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean.

A tropical storm warning was in effect for Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a tropical storm watch was in effect for Barbados and Bonaire.

"The shutters are up," said Joan Charles, administrative assistant at Barry's Country Retreat, a hotel in Grenada. "I just hope the whole island is spared as much as possible."

The storm weakened as it approached the region, with maximum sustained winds dropping to 40 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center....

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