Tropical Storm Irene nears Puerto Rico

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 22 Aug 2011 View Original
  • Storm could be season's 1st Atlantic hurricane by Monday

  • Northwest path over Caribbean could threaten Florida

  • Puerto Rico governor urges residents to take shelter (Updates storm strength, position, adds quotes)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Irene strengthened as it barreled across the Caribbean toward Puerto Rico on Sunday on a course that could take it to Florida later in the week.

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