Joaquin Strengthens to Category Two Hurricane: NHC

October 1, 2015 4:13 AM

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Joaquin Strengthens to Category Two Hurricane: NHC

Miami, Florida: Hurricane Joaquin strengthened to a Category Two storm Wednesday as it barreled toward the Bahamas, on course to become a potentially devastating "major hurricane" by week's end, US forecasters warned.

The storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour, is located about 95 miles (150 kilometers) east of San Salvador in the Bahamas, the Miami-based NHC said.

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