Hurricane Fred Hits Cape Verde With Flooding, Downed Trees

1 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Fred is easternmost hurricane to form in tropics of Atlantic, 1st to cross Cape Verde Islands.

MIAMI — Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane Hurricane Fred is centered about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north-northeast of Ribeira Brava in the Cape Verde Islands and is moving northwest near 12 mph (19 kph). A hurricane warning is in effect for the islands, where Fred is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches.

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