Strengthened Felix heads toward Aruba

September 3, 2007 by admin
Filed under: Aruba News, Bonaire News, Weather 

Hurricane Felix has barrelled through the Caribbean with forecasters predicting a brush with Aruba and warning of its potential to strengthen.

Forecasters issued a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch for the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, popular tourist destinations in the Netherlands Antilles.

A tropical storm watch also has been issued for Jamaica, which is gearing up for violence-marred elections later today after Felix was upgraded overnight to Category Two strength on the Saffir-Sampson scale, which peaks at five.

US forecasters says Felix’s maximum sustained winds are currently 165kmh and its trek across the open waters of the Caribbean could allow it to attain major hurricane status within 12 hours.Hurricane Felix


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