Monday, 22 August 2011

Hurricane warnings for Dominican Republic

A hurricane warning has been issued for the northern coast of the Dominican Republic with the south coast expecting tropical storms at a minimum.

Hurricane warnings are also in place for the US Virgin Island, the British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Named Hurricane Irene, she is expected to pass near Puerto Rico and arrive in the Dominican Republic today. She has so far reached wind speeds of 70 mph and is expected to reach Florida by Wednesday or Thursday.

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