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Happening on Aruba

                                                                                        September 6, 2017
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            In  this  geocolor  image  captured  by  GOES-16  and  released  by  the  National  Oceanic  and  Atmospheric  Administration  (NOAA),  Hurricane  Irma,  a  potentially
            catastrophic category 5 hurricane, moves westward, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in the Atlantic Ocean toward the Leeward Islands. This image captured nighttime
            features on the left side of the image. Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared
            toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday on a path that could eventually take it to the United States.
                                                                                                                                             (NOAA via AP)

            At Press Time:

            Record-Breaking Hurricane Bears Down on Caribbean

            By DANICA COTO               forecast  path  that  could  and Puerto Rico.             had  maximum  sustained  the  Caribbean  Sea  or  the
            Associated Press             take it toward Florida over  “The  Leeward  Islands  are  winds of 185 mph (295 kph)  Gulf  of  Mexico,  which  are
            SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)  the weekend.                  going  to  get  destroyed,”  in  late  afternoon  as  it  ap-  usually  home  to  warmer
            — Wielding the most pow-     The  storm,  a  dangerous  warned  Colorado  State  proached  the  Caribbean  waters  that  fuel  cyclones.
            erful  winds  ever  recorded  Category  5,  posed  an  im-  University   meteorology  from the east, according to  Hurricane Allen hit 190 mph
            for  a  storm  in  the  Atlantic  mediate threat to the small  professor  Phil  Klotzbach,  the U.S. National Hurricane  in 1980, while 2005’s Wilma,
            Ocean,    Hurricane   Irma  islands of the northern Lee-  a  noted  hurricane  expert.  Center in Miami. Four other  1988’s  Gilbert  and  a  1935
            bore  down  Tuesday  on  wards,  including  Antigua  “I  just  pray  that  this  thing  storms have had winds that  great  Florida  Key  storm  all
            the Leeward Islands of the  and Barbuda, as well as the  wobbles  and  misses  them.  strong in the overall Atlan-  had 185 mph winds.
            northeast  Caribbean  on  a  British and U.S. Virgin Islands  This is a serious storm.” Irma  tic region but they were in   Continued on Page 2
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