WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. Last day the wind speed in a tropical storm, "Kate", which was formed on the eve of the Atlantic Ocean, has increased from 72 kilometers per hour to 96 kilometers. According to "Interfax" referring to CNN, now a storm is 1.7 thousand km of the Leeward Antilles. Notes that "Kate" is moving to the northwest at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour.
Meteorologists predict the storm surge in the week. It is possible that "Kate" could turn into a hurricane force of three points on a five-point Saffir-Simpson scale.
Meanwhile, says "KP", the week of the storm to pass north of the Caribbean islands. However, accurate data on the trajectory of the storm spitsialisty do not yet have.
Recall, Tropical Storm "Kate" was the 11th of the season. The name "Kate" was given the storm instead of the name "Katrina", which in the list of standard names for hurricanes comes after "Irene."
As reported by "Rosbalt", the number of victims of the hurricane "Irene" was 52. 44 of them — in the United States. Loss of life during the disaster reported in 13 U.S. states. Among them — New York — 9 people died there — New Jersey and North Carolina (6 deaths). In addition, in the Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico) were killed 8 people.