Posted: Aug 30, 2010 11:18 AM by Melissa Canone
MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Earl has become a major hurricane in the
Caribbean, reaching Category 3 status with maximum sustained winds
near 120 mph (195 kph).
Also, a new hurricane warning has been issued Monday for the
Puerto Rican islands of Culebra and Vieques.
Earl has been lashing the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain
and strong winds, causing flooding in low-lying parts of the
Leeward Islands as it gains strength on a course that could
threaten the eastern United States later this week.
The hurricane is located about 95 miles (150 kilometers)
east-northeast of St. Thomas and is moving west-northwest near 15
mph (24 kph).