Hurricane Joaquin and Rex Block to Bring Life-Threatening Floods

October 2, 2015 8:48 AM

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As Hurricane Joaquin battered the Bahamas early Friday, the East Coast was bracing for a potential double-whammy linked to a separate storm that could bring life-threatening floods.

The National Weather Service said the "extremely dangerous" Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin was "pounding" the central Bahamas overnight, with maximum sustained winds of around 140 miles per hour. Storm-surge floods and torrential rain also were hitting the islands.

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