Wednesday August 29, 2012
New tropical storm Kirk forms in Atlantic
MIAMI: As Hurricane Isaac lashed New Orleans seven years to the day after deadly Hurricane Katrina struck, a new tropical storm - Kirk - formed Wednesday in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center said.
Kirk was located about 1,965 kilometers (1,220 miles) east-northeast of the northern Leeward islands, the Miami-based NHC said in an 0900 GMT advisory.
"Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours," the NHC said, though there was no immediate threat to land. - AFP