After soaking the Southern Caribbean, and taking down trees and power lines, Hurricane Omar continues to surge through the Atlantic toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. With maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, the increasingly well-organized storm is now a Category One hurricane. Additional strengthening is forecast over the next 24 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center.
In response, cruise lines including Princess, Disney, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Carnival have been diverting ships from the storm's path. You can find the latest itinerary changes here.
Islands in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean are closely following the progress of Omar, and hurricane watches or warnings are in effect for places including Antigua, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, St. Barth's and Puerto Rico.
The storm is currently located about 235 miles south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
--by Dan Askin, Assistant Editor