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Florence becomes first major hurricane of Atlantic season

Posted: 9:04 AM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 10:04:57-04

MIAMI (AP) – Florence has become the first major hurricane of the Atlantic season as it moves on a path that could take it toward Bermuda.

Hurricane Florence/NHC
Hurricane Florence/National Hurricane Center

The Category 3 hurricane’s maximum sustained winds Wednesday morning are estimated to be 120 mph (195 kph).

Hurricane Florence is centered about 1,405 miles (2,265 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda and is moving west-northwest at 10 mph (17 kph).

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