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Hurricane Fiona moving away from Turks and Caicos

Fiona could become a Category 4 hurricane
Posted at 6:59 AM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-20 23:32:41-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hurricane Fiona is moving away from Turks and Caicos and all warnings for the island have been discontinued, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday evening.

According to Tuesday's 11 p.m. update from the NHC, Fiona is moving toward the north near 8 mph, packing maximum sustained winds near 125 miles per hour.

On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will continue to move away from the Turks and Caicos tonight and Wednesday, and approach Bermuda late on Thursday.

Fiona became a Category 3 hurricane in 24 hours and strengthening is forecast during the next day or so.

The storm left thousands of residents in the Caribbean without power.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bermuda.

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Fiona is the third hurricane of the season.

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