OPHE­LIA 10TH STRAIGHT AT­LANTIC HUR­RI­CANE OF SEA­SON

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - International -

Trop­i­cal storm Ophe­lia strength­ened into a hur­ri­cane in the mid­dle of the At­lantic Ocean Wed­nes­day to be­come the 10th hur­ri­cane of the sea­son, the U.S. Na­tional Hur­ri­cane Cen­ter said. The last time so many named storms in a row be­came hur­ri­canes was in 1893, he said. The storm had winds of 120 kilo­me­ters an hour and was lo­cated some 1,200 kilo­me­ters south­west of the Azores, where it posed no im­me­di­ate dan­ger to land, the hur­ri­cane cen­ter said. The hur­ri­cane sea­son has seen a se­ries of strong, de­struc­tive storms that have wreaked havoc across the Caribbean as well as in the U.S. states of Texas and Florida.

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