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Tropical Storm Jeanne

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

September 14th
The National Hurricane Center ays tropical Storm Jeanne formed in the Atlantic Ocean today and could hit Florida early next week. Forecasters think Jeanne will become a CategoryOne hurricane with winds in excess of 74 miles per hour by Saturday.

The hurricane center says Jeanne will likely hit Puerto Rico by tomorrow morning.

Jeanne could be packing sustained winds of 60 miles per hour with higher gusts when it hits the island drops nine inches of rain.

Because of Jeanne, the hurricane center posted tropical storm warnings for Puerto Rico, the U-S and British Virgin Islands, Saint
Kitts and Nevis.

Jeanne has top sustained winds of 40 miles-per-hour.

Jeanne is centered about 135 southeast of Saint Croix (KROY) in the U-S Virgin Islands and was moving west-northwest at about 12 miles per hour.

Forecasters predict the storm could hit or skim past the Dominican Republic on Thursday, Haiti on Friday and move over the eastern tip of Cuba or into the Bahamas by Saturday.


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