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Update: Tropical Storm Gustav Downgraded, Expected to Regain Hurricane Strength

August 27, 2008
(8:09 p.m.) -- Update: Tropical Storm Gustav continues to weaken, with wind speeds now down to 45 miles per hour. At 8 p.m. EDT, the storm was located 65 miles south of Guantanamo, Cuba. The storm is still expected to pass between Cuba and Jamaica and may regain hurricane strength in the next day or two.

(11:33 a.m.) -- Tropical Storm Gustav has lost its hurricane status -- current wind speeds are near 60 miles per hour -- but is expected to regain hurricane strength in the next day or two.

According to the National Hurricane Center at 11 a.m. EDT, Tropical Storm Gustav was located about 110 miles west of Port Au Prince, Haiti, and 125 miles southeast of Guantanamo, Cuba. The storm was stalled over Haiti earlier today -- dumping rain and causing floods and landslides in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic -- but is expected to pass between Cuba and Jamaica on Thursday. Hurricane watches are now in place in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

The storm has already caused multiple itinerary changes for Carnival and Royal Caribbean. We'll continue to keep you posted on the path of the storm.

--by Erica Silverstein, Associate Editor

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