Tomas, with tropical force winds extending out to 175 miles, has reportedly caused downed power lines and damage to homes on Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. Reports from island correspondents on StormCarib, a Web site that relays storm information, indicate significant damage, including missing roofs, unmoored boats and blocked roads. Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes
Carnival Miracle, which was scheduled to dock in St. Lucia on Saturday and St. Kitts on Sunday, instead is spending the weekend at sea. To compensate, it will stop in Grand Turk on Monday and Nassau on Tuesday.
We'll keep you posted on any other changes. Weather Outlook: Possible Affected Ships & Ports
Tropical storm warnings continue for St. Vincent, Martinique, Dominica and St. Lucia, which means that tropical storm conditions are ongoing.
Tomas is expected to be well west of the Windwards by Sunday afternoon.
--by John Deiner, Managing Editor