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8/26/2008

Hurricane Gustav Strenghthens: Gulf States on Alert

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The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center reports that Gustav has strengthened slightly as it approaches the south coast of Haiti. At 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Gustav was located about 75 miles south-southeast of Port Au Prince, Haiti, moving to the northwest at 9 mph.

Gustav is a compact storm, with hurricane strength winds of 90 mph extending just 25 miles from the center. Tropical storm-force winds extend 70 miles from the center of the storm.

Hurricane watches and warnings are in effect for the entire Haiti coastline, the southwest Dominican Republic coastline, all of Jamaica and the eastern third of Cuba. The center of the storm is expected to cross the southwestern tip of Haiti later on today.

For More Information on Hurricane Gustav visit Skywatch-Media News
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