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Tropical Storm Katrina

By: AP
By: AP

Tropical Storm Katrina is sidling up to south Florida and could soon become a hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm's wind is blowing near 60 miles-per-hour, with some stronger gusts.

Forecasters say Katrina's slow speed could mean torrential rain of up to 15 inches in some spots. The Hurricane Center says the storm is about 50 miles east of Fort Lauderdale and should wade ashore tonight or tomorrow.

Some residents are preparing for what would be the second hurricane to hit this season. Dennis rammed the Panhandle last month.

Gas station attendants say many more motorists are stopping for fill-ups.

One north Miami resident says he'll only evacuate his family if Katrina powers up to a Category-Three storm. He declares, "I don't think it's going to be dangerous."

Its current track centers on Palm Beach County.


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