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Dorian becomes hurricane, heads toward Puerto Rico

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By ITN News Editor August 29, 2019 12:52

Dorian becomes hurricane, heads toward Puerto Rico

Hurricane Dorian gathered strength east of Puerto Rico, hours after it became a Category 1 hurricane.

Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from back-to-back hurricanes in 2017, which killed about 3,000 people just months after it filed for bankruptcy.Dorian is approaching Puerto Rico from the southeast although it is blowing winds considerably less powerful than when Hurricane Maria hit the island in September 2017.

However, by the time Dorian hits Florida late on Sunday or Monday, it could be a major hurricane.The NHC said Dorian was blowing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) on St. Thomas island in early afternoon.

Puerto Rico, an island of three million people, declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 29, 2019 12:52

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