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Tropical Storm Ike intensified into a hurricane on Wednesday while Tropical Hanna threatened to do the same.
U.S. forecasters described Hurricane Ike as "extremely dangerous" as it spun over the Atlantic Ocean Thursday tracking towards the Caribbean. At 5 a.m., the storm was a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 145 mph, about 550 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands, the U.S.
Hurricane Hanna resumed a west-southwest trek as it advanced on the Bahamas at midday Tuesday, U.S. forecasters in Miami said.
Hurricane Hanna stalled a second time early Tuesday on its westward advance on the Bahamas, U.S. forecasters in Miami reported.
Government offices in Jamaica closed as Tropical Storm Gustav gained strength and headed toward the island on Thursday.
Hurricane Dean plowed into the Caribbean coast of Mexico on Tuesday as a roaring Category 5 hurricane, heading for the ancient ruins and modern oil installations of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Corrects location of Howard's Pub in fifth paragraph to Ocracoke Island from Hatteras Island. By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto dumped heavy rain on North and South Carolina as it closed in on the U.S.
By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto dumped heavy rain on North and South Carolina as it closed in on the U.S. East Coast near hurricane strength on Thursday, and forecasters warned it could trigger life-threatening floods and tornadoes.
MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for a portion of coastline from South Carolina to North Carolina on Thursday as Tropical Storm Ernesto gained strength over the Atlantic. Ernesto's maximum sustained winds had reached 60 mph (95 kph) by 11 a.m.
By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Ernesto plodded across Florida on Wednesday, soaking a state relieved that the once-menacing cyclone had fizzled a year after destructive Hurricane Katrina. With its winds flagging as it limped northward over the Florida peninsula, the U.S.
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