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Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida

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Hurricane Dorian is quickly growing in strength. According to the National Hurricane Center the hurricane became a Category 3 storm on Friday as it continued to grow in the Atlantic Ocean on a path to the southeastern United States early next week. The center said the storm sustained maximum winds at 115 mph Friday afternoon pushing it to Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.

The storm potentially could become a dangerous Category 4 over the next several days making Dorian the first Category 4 or higher hurricane to make landfall on Flordia’s east coast since Hurricane Andrew back in 1992 causing 44 deaths.  Read the full story in the link below.