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Hurricane Maria could strike Newfoundland, warning issued

Hurricane Maria: The warning covers the area from Arnolds Cove to Brigus South. Also a tropical storm warning is in effect early Friday for Newfoundland from Stones Cove to Arnolds Cove and from Brigus South to Charlottetown.

By Associated Press / September 16, 2011

This NOAA satellite image taken on Sept. 15 at 10:45 AM EDT shows Tropical Storm Maria, now about 145 miles northwest of Bermuda. The system has maximum sustained winds at 70 mph and continues moving north-northeastward and away from the East Coast.

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A hurricane warning has been issued for the coast of Newfoundland in Canada asHurricane Maria races northeastward in the Atlantic.

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The warning covers the area from Arnolds Cove to Brigus South. Also a tropical storm warning is in effect early Friday for Newfoundland from Stones Cove to Arnolds Cove and from Brigus South to Charlottetown.

Maria's maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 kph). Some weakening is expected by Friday night.

The storm is centered about 375 miles (605 kilometers) southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and is moving northeast near 45 mph (72 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria's center is expected to pass over or near southeastern Newfoundland on Friday afternoon.

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