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Aug 29, 2010 12:38 PM by Chris Welty

Earl Becomes a Category 1 Hurricane in Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Earl has strengthened into a
Category 1 hurricane as it barrels toward several islands in the
eastern Caribbean.
Meanwhile, the Category 1 Hurricane Danielle was bringing
dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Earl could make
landfall over the Northern Leeward Islands as soon as Sunday night.
Forecasters warn Hurricane Earl could bring battering waves and
storm surge reaching up to 3 feet above normal tide levels in some
areas. Hurricane warnings and watches had been issued for several
islands.
Earl was 365 miles (585 km) east of the Northern Leeward Islands
and had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph).

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