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Chris strengthens;tracks toward Cuba, FL

Tropical Storm Chris gained strength as it churned through the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | August 2, 2006

Tropical Storm Chris gained strength as it churned through the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday.

The storm will likely become the first hurricane of 2006 by late Wednesday or early Thursday. The storm had 65-mph winds on Wednesday morning as it brushed the Leeward Islands and moved toward the Virgin Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm will track anywhere from south of Cuba to Florida by late in the weekend, forecasters said.

A tropical storm warning was posted for Anguilla, St. Barthelemy, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

The Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico will receive up to eight inches of rain, and there is a risk for flash floods and mudslides.

In mid-June, Tropical Storm Alberto swept over Florida, then moved northward along the U.S. coast without causing significant damage. One death was blamed on that storm.


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