22 Aug '11, 1am

Tropical Storm Irene swirls toward Haiti, Dominican Republic

MIAMI: Tropical Storm Irene roared into the Caribbean Sunday with forecasters warning it could reach hurricane strength as it bore down on the Dominican Republic and quake-ravaged Haiti. The US National Hurricane Center said the storm, the ninth of the Atlantic season, was centered some 25 miles (40 kilometres) east-southeast of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour at 2100 GMT. Irene was tracking a path toward the island of Hispaniola, which includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic. With the storm expected to strengthen, hurricane warnings were in effect for the Dominican Republic's entire coastline, and for the island of Puerto Rico. "Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and Irene could become a hurricane on Monday," the center said. Forecasters said the storm could weaken as it moves over the Dominican Republic, an...

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