Tropical Storm Isaac Continues To Lose Steam As It Pushes Towards Caribbean –

Tropical Storm Isaac is losing steam as it gets closer to making landfall on some Caribbean islands, downgrading from 70 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour winds, according to the National Hurricane Center’s (N.H.C.) 5:00 a.m. advisory.

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hurricane hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate Isaac later this morning and should provide a better assessment of the intensity of the tropical storm and the extent of its winds, N.H.C. said.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique, while a tropical storm watch is in effect for Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Saba and St. Eutatius.

Governor Kenneth Mapp said Tuesday that he would make a determination on whether to initiate a full-blown state…

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