November 2, 2001
Nov. 2 -- Tropical Storm Michelle has now been upgraded to a hurricane, with winds recorded at 75 m.p.h. After pounding the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras and causing much rain and flooding in Panama, Costa Rica and Jamaica, the storm is heading -- at this point -- toward Cuba. At 10 a.m. E.S.T., according to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Michelle is a few days away from Cuba should it continue in its current direction – it’s 290 miles away and moving at a very slow 7 m.p.h. At this point the storm’s not impacting any cruise itineraries but travelers heading out this weekend on western Caribbean voyages might want to be prepared for a deviation or two.