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Caribbean braces again as Maria could become hurricane on Sunday

Caribbean braces again as Maria could become hurricane on Sunday
From Reuters - September 17, 2017

(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Maria was expected to reach hurricane status later on Sunday, and hurricane watches were in effect for several Caribbean islands, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Some of the islands were devastated by Hurricane Irma earlier this month.

Maria was about 410 miles (655 km) east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles islands with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour at 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), the NHC said.

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