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  • A NOAA satellite image taken on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at 12 a.m. EDT shows Tropical Storm Irene in the lower right corner. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

    Tropical Storm Irene barreling toward Puerto Rico

    Tropical Storm Irene lashed the Caribbean's Leeward Islands early Sunday with heavy rains and winds that closed airports, flooded roads, downed trees and temporarily knocked out power to thousands.

  • Floodwaters from a nearby river surround a house after heavy rains from Hurricane Earl hammered Potters Village, on the outskirts of St. John's, Antigua, on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Johnny Jno-Baptiste)

    Hurricane Earl pounds Turks and Caicos; U.S. braces

    Federal officials urged U.S. residents to prepare for possible evacuations, and islanders in the Turks and Caicos hunkered down in their homes Tuesday as powerful Hurricane Earl howled over open seas toward the East Coast of the United States.

  • This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at 01:45 PM EDT shows Category 1 Hurricane Danielle, located about 500 nautical miles northeast of Bermuda, moving northeastward at 23 knots. Danielle is beginning to weaken as it picks up speed in forward motion. Scattered moderate and isolated strong convective activity continues to accompany Danielle. To the south, Category 1 Hurricane Earl, centered about 165 nautical miles east of Antigua, is moving northwestward at 15 knots. Earl is forecast to strengthen over the next couple of days and could reach major hurricane status by Tuesday. Meanwhile, an area of low pressure located midway between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles has a high chance, 80 percent, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next couple of days. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

    Hurricane Earl lashes Caribbean, threatens U.S.

    Hurricane Earl lashed the northeastern Caribbean on Monday as a still-growing Category 3 storm on a course that could threaten the eastern United States later this week.

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