Dorian officially becomes a hurricane as it approaches Puerto Rico

AmNews Staff Reports | 8/28/2019, 6:48 p.m.
Dorian strengthened into a hurricane Wednesday afternoon as it lashed the British and US Virgin Islands and neared eastern Puerto ...
Hurricane Dorian NOAA/NWS photo

Dorian strengthened into a hurricane Wednesday afternoon as it lashed the British and US Virgin Islands and neared eastern Puerto Rico, threatening floods and landslides in some areas that were hard hit two years ago by Hurricane Maria.

The storm's center was near the island of St. Thomas around 2 p.m. ET, with maximum sustained winds of around 75 mph, just above minimum hurricane strength, the National Hurricane Center said.

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