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Hurricane Irene Heading for Carribean Islands

Hurricane Irene forecast courtesy US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A hurricane watch has been issued for the North coast of Haiti from St Le Mole and St Nicholas Eastward to the Dominican Republic border as well as for the Central Bahamas. Hurricane conditions are expected within the next 24 hours in Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, the North coast of the Dominican Republic from the Haiti border Eastward to Cabo Engano.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the South coast of the Dominican Republic from South of Cabo Engano Westward to the Haitian border, all of Haiti, the South-Eastern Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos islands

At 09:00 on 22nd August, the National Hurricane Center in Florida issued a forecast locating the centre of the hurricane near 18.4N  66.4W. Gusts of up to 100 knots are expected on 25th August 2011.

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