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Storm threatens Bahamas


Storm threatens Bahamas

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The National Hurricane Centre has upgraded Tropical Depression Four to Tropical Storm Cristobal, the third named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.

It’s centred about 120 miles east-southeast of Long Island in the Bahamas, moving toward the northwest. Maximum sustained winds are 45 miles per hour, and some further strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours.

A Tropical Storm Warning issued by the Government of the Bahamas continues for the Southeastern Bahamas, including the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Central Bahamas.

Interests in the Northwest Bahamas should monitor the progress of this system as a Tropical Storm Watch will likely be required for that area on later today.

Rainfall amounts of four to eight inches, with isolated amounts around 12 inches, are possible in the warning area. Storm total amounts up to 12 inches are possible over portions of Hispaniola. (PR)