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Sandy heads to north Bahamas

Friday, October 26, 2012 | 7:42 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – At 4:00 am the centre of Hurricane Sandy was located about 25 kilometres east southeast of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas.

Sandy is moving towards the northwest near 20 km/h. A decrease in forward speed is expected today, followed by a turn toward the north tonight and a turn toward the northeast on Saturday. On the forecast track, the centre of Sandy will continue moving near the northwestern Bahamas this morning and move north of the Bahamas tonight.

Maximum sustained winds have decrease to near 130km/h with higher gusts. Sandy is a Category One hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. A little weakening is forecast today, but Sandy is expected to remain a hurricane for the next couple of days.

 

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