US storm Edouard weakens to tropical depression

05 August 2008 22:59  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US storm Edouard has weakened into a tropical depression, and all tropical storm warnings were suspended, the National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.

As of 16:00 Houston time (21:00 GMT), Edouard was 35 miles (60 km) north-northeast of Houston, the centre said. Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles/hour, down from 50 miles/hour.

Edouard had disrupted traffic along the Houston Ship Channel when it was still classified as a tropical storm, according to the US Coast Guard.

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