Hurricane Tomas weakens to Category 1 storm
Sunday, October 31, 2010
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Tomas has weakened to a Category 1 storm as it heads deeper into the Caribbean Sea.
Still, the storm’s maximum sustained winds early Sunday were still a powerful 90 mph (150 kph) as it moved west-northwest over the Caribbean. Tomas could weaken slightly more Sunday, but should maintain most of its strength into Tuesday.
Tomas had blown over a cluster of islands, tearing off roofs, damaging houses and downing power lines. It was over open ocean Sunday, 345 miles (550 kilometers) south-southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
All tropical storm warnings related to Tomas have been canceled.