Fay Exits Cuba, Now in Florida Strait
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- Intense rains and floods
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- United States
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- 08 / 18 / 2008
Fay is moving in direction north at a speed of about 15 miles per hour.
The INSMET had sustained winds of about 50 miles per hour and a central pressure of 1003 hectoPascal.
Early this morning Fay exited Cuban territory and headed to the Florida Strait. It was believed it could gain somewhat in intensity and become a hurricane force-1 in the Saffir-Simpson scale before landing again in the US penninsula of Florida..
The rain associated to the tropical store will continue soaking Cuba during the next few hours, mainly in the provinces from Matanzas to Camaguey in the east, but will diminish gradually later this Monday.
In the island´s southern coast sea surges are expected to continue, while in greater intensity these will impact the northwest coast of Cuba.
Slight coastal flooding is also expected along the northwest coast, including Havana.