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Hurricane Cristobal

Cristobal strengthens into hurricane off Bahamas

Published on August 25, 2014 9:56 PM | Comments

The AP is reporting:

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Cristobal has strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that the storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as it moved north away from the Bahamas.

Before strengthening into a hurricane, the storm flooded several communities across the Caribbean and halted flights in the drenched Turks & Caicos Islands.

By Monday night, the hurricane was centered about 660 miles (1,065 kilometers) southwest of Bermuda and was tracking east at 2 mph (4 kph).

Tropical Storm Cristobal

Published on August 24, 2014 2:04 PM | Comments

Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed just north of the Turks and Caicos islands and is expected to bring wind and heavy rains to those islands and the Bahamas.