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Jeanne could still hit FL

After saying Tropical Storm Jeanne won't hit Florida, forecasters were recanting by Saturday evening, and saying Florida isn't out of the woods yet.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | September 18, 2004

After saying Tropical Storm Jeanne won't hit Florida, forecasters were recanting by Saturday evening, and saying Florida isn't out of the woods yet.

The storm was targeting the southeastern Bahamas Saturday after killing seven people in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic bore the brunt of 65-mph winds and up to 13 inches of rain.

A hurricane warning was posted Friday morning for the southeastern Bahamas. Tropical storm force winds extended outward up to 70 miles from the storm's center.

Earlier this week, Puerto Rico was also in Jeanne's path. Two deaths there were blamed on the storm. "More than 39,000 people are without water in Puerto Rico," said a Federal Emergency Management Agency official on Friday.

Jeanne is the 11th named storm of the Atlantic season and the sixth major one to churn through the Caribbean in the last several weeks.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Karl was still far from land, churning through the Atlantic, and forecasters said it would likely pose no threat.


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