Hurricane Omar Taking Aim at Caribbean Islands

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Omar is slowly moving northeast, a day
after drenching islands in the southeastern Caribbean.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for the U.S. Virgin islands,
Puerto Rico's Vieques and Culebra islands and other islands in the
region.

Officials in Puerto Rico, already soaked from several days of
rain, are warning residents to prepare for a lot more.

Omar's maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 kph) early
Wednesday. But the National Hurricane Center in Miami says the
hurricane is expected to strengthen.

Omar is centered about 310 miles (495 kilometers) south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moving near 6 mph (9 kph).

A new tropical depression that formed Tuesday and is poorly
organized and moving slowly off the coast of northeastern Honduras.


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