Isaac drenches Haiti, Cuba, heads toward Florida

August 25, 2012 - 11:44 PM
APTOPIX Haiti Tropical Weather

A man stands next to his bed after Tropical Storm Isaac destroyed his home and others at a camp set up for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti's southern peninsula early Saturday, dousing a capital city prone to flooding and adding to the misery of a poor nation still trying to recover from the 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

HAVANA (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac has entered the Florida Straits after passing over Cuba and is expected to strengthen.

At 11 p.m. EDT on Saturday, the center of the storm was located about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of Camaguey, Cuba.

It was moving northwest at 17 miles per hour (27 kph) with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (97 kph).

A tropical storm warning for Haiti, where Isaac killed at least four people, was canceled.

A tropical storm warning was issued farther up Florida's Gulf coast, including the Tampa Bay region where the Republican National Convention begins next week.