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Puerto Rico Braces For Hurricane As Gonzalo Hits Antigua – 13 October 2014

RT logo​Tropical Storm Gonzalo is making its way through the eastern Caribbean, spinning through Antigua on its way toward Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands. Authorities say Gonzalo could potentially form into a Category 1 hurricane.

Antigua is expected to receive heavy rain and winds for several hours, according to AP’s latest report. Many Antiguans have reported that homes have been stripped of roofing and downed trees have blocked roads throughout the island.

No reports of injuries or deaths from the storm have been reported, though, according to Sherrod James, deputy director of Antigua’s National Office of Disaster Services.

Gonzalo’s maximum wind speed hit 65 mph (100 kph) as of late Monday morning EDT, when the storm’s center was about 10 miles (15 km) from Antigua.
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